Laurent Depus appointed Senior Country Manager, Japan, President & Representative Director of Natixis Japan Securities Co., Ltd
Laurent Depus has been appointed Senior Country Manager, Japan and President & Representative Director of Natixis Japan Securities Co., Ltd.
In this role he oversees Natixis’ operations in Japan as well as its Representative Office in Korea. He reports to François Riahi, Chief Executive Officer Asia Pacific.
Laurent Depus began his banking career in 1987 at The Chase Manhattan Bank (now JP Morgan Chase) in Luxembourg, Tokyo and London. In 1996 he joined Bank of Nova Scotia (now Scotiabank) in London, before moving to BankBoston, Singapore, as Head of Treasury & FX - Asia hub in 1997.
In 2001 he joined Societe Generale in Tokyo. He served in a number of positions, including COO of Corporate Investment Banking Japan, President & CEO of Societe Generale Securities North Pacific Japan and President & CEO of Societe Generale Trust Bank, and in 2010 was appointed Chief Country Officer, Societe Generale Group Japan. In 2013, he joined SMBC Trust Bank Ltd., Japan, as Chairman and Director, upon the acquisition by SMBC of the Societe Generale Trust license.
Laurent Depus is a graduate of Institut libre Marie Haps, Université catholique de Louvain, Brussels. He is an External Director of the Board at SMBC Trust Bank.