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Head of Global Operations Division at Nikko Asset Management
Rob is currently Head of Global Operations Division with Nikko Asset Management and offers more than 20 years’ leadership experience across the global finance industry value chain. Founding his career in the front office as a Trader with Bank of America, Rob has built a portfolio of achievements in roles that traverse asset and wealth management, retail and investment banking, and front, middle and back office with market leaders including ABN AMRO, BNP and Deutsche Bank.
Committed to building people and operational capabilities across all stages of the business lifecycle, Rob brings a unique understanding of the drivers, risks and opportunities that impact business performance across international markets. Confident in leading organisational design and development, strategic planning and business transformation, Rob has demonstrated consistent success in closing capability gaps, stabilising business structures and introducing process rigour to complex operating and service models in order to achieve commercial objectives.
Rob holds an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management, and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and the Asia Securities & Financial Markets Association (ASIFMA) Asset Management Group. Rob regularly participates in industry forums including TradeTech Asia, Buy-Side Technology Asia Summit, NeMa Asia, Clearing, Settlement & Custody Asia Forum, Business & Operational Excellence Conference, and the Vendor Risk Management & Outsourcing for APAC FIs Conference. Rob has also lectured on AMC Investment Operations at SMU, and is an active contributor to a number of industry journals.