Prior to joining Teneo, Mr. Kajiwara was the director of Strategic Clients at Eurasia Group and a member of the firm’s Operating Committee. In this role, he led the firm’s business development efforts with strategic financial markets and corporate clients and managed relationships with some of the world’s largest hedge funds, private equity groups, wealth management firms, sovereign wealth funds, securities exchanges and family offices. Mr. Kajiwara played an active role in promoting the firm’s research agenda and developing its macro views. A sought-after public speaker, Mr. Kajiwara regularly presents to a wide range of audiences worldwide on geopolitical risks and trends and their implications for markets and corporate strategies.
Prior to joining Eurasia Group, Mr. Kajiwara was a director and head of institutional equity sales in the New York office of the Spanish bank BBVA. Earlier, he spent eight years in international institutional equity sales with Bear, Stearns & Co. in New York and San Francisco focusing on global emerging markets. Mr. Kajiwara received a BA in Economics from Vassar College.