Yuichi AKAI

Chairman

Yuichi has been Chairman of Daiwa Energy & Infrastructure since April 2022. He also serves as Chairman of Daiwa PI Partners and Daiwa Corporate Investment.
Yuichi has been engaging in numerous cross-border M&A advisory projects for many years after he began his career at Daiwa Securities in 1984. He became M&A Executive Officer in 2008 and Chairman of Daiwa Capital Markets Singapore in 2009, supervising Asia-Pacific regions. From 2012, he served executive roles in the global banking business and became Senior Managing Director of Global Investment Banking Department in 2012, Senior Executive Managing Director in 2016 and Head of the department in 2018. He then became Chairman and President of Daiwa PI Partners and Chairman of Daiwa Corporate Investment in April 2021.
Yuichi graduated from Kobe University with a bachelor's degree in law and earned an MBA from University of Virginia Darden School of Business.