March 16, 2012
Nomura Research Institute, Ltd.
Nomura Research Institute Ltd.(NRI), a leading provider of consulting services and system solutions, today announced its decision to change the name of Nomura Research Institute (Singapore) Private Limited (known as NRI Singapore) to Nomura Research Institute Asia Pacific Private Limited (NRI APAC). It also stated that it would inject additional funds for increase the capital. These measures are intended to accelerate the pace of strengthening and expanding business in the Asian region with NRI Singapore’s definitive core function there.
NRI Singapore currently owns Nomura Research Institute India Pvt. Ltd., established in Nov. 2011 (headquartered in Gurgaon, Haryana, India. President Mr. Hisao Nakajima). It will also acquire whole stocks of Nomura Research Institute Hong Kong Limited (headquartered in Hong Kong: President Mr. Hiroyoshi Sawai ) to make it a subsidiary, with the aim of reinforcing its function as a holding company in the light of the expansion of its role as the regional platform. The capital amount will be increased to 1.6 billion JPY in response to this development.
Shigeki Higashiyama, an NRI corporate vice president and division manager of the China & Asia Region Division, will remain as Chairman of NRI APAC. Also, NRI APAC will appoint a fully-fledged business administration manager to support business in the region, with the collaborative work between NRI and NRI APAC. We aim to attain efficient business administration through innovative trials such as merging the tasks each company carries out in its general affairs. We also aim to establish a scheme to facilitate implementation of our business strategies, including M&A and expansion of the basis of business operations in Asia.
In its long-term management plan, VISION 2015, NRI sets out “growth and reinforcement of business in Asia” as one of its main tasks, emphasizing the importance of the overseas market. NRI APAC, as the core foothold in the Asian region, will improve the efficiency and agility of its business operations to enable further business expansion in the region.
NRI originated from Nomura Securities' research section and IT section. NRI is the result of a merger that took place in 1988 between the former Nomura Research Institute, which was established in 1965 as the first private think tank in Japan, and Nomura Computer Center (NCC) which introduced Japan's first private use computer system in 1966. Since then, NRI has been providing consulting services on corporate strategy and business policy, as well as the development, operation and joint utilization of IT systems. With annual sales of 326.3 billion JPY in fiscal 2010, NRI is now actively expanding its business worldwide. It has 17 offices in Asia, North America and Europe. For more details about NRI (TYO 4307), visit www.nri.co.jp/english.
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