Nicholas Benes


Nicholas Benes is head of the government-approved nonprofit public-interest organization the Board Director Training Institute of Japan (BDTI). He has served as an investment banker at JP Morgan, founded an M&A advisory firm and has nine years of experience as an independent director on a number of Japanese corporate boards. He holds a JD-MBA degree and is an inactive member of the bar in California and New York. In 2010, he led a task force that laid the groundwork for Abenomics’ Third Arrow. In 2013, he proposed that the creation of a corporate-governance code be included in the LDP’s growth strategy. More recently, he persuaded the government to focus on the vital theme of stewardship by corporate pension funds.

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