Fortitude Re expands presence in Japan

Fortitude Re strengthens its foothold in Japan, tapping into local expertise to drive growth and foster strategic partnerships

Fortitude Re expands presence in Japan



FGH Parent, L.P. (Fortitude Re), a global insurance company, has announced the opening of its Tokyo Representative Office and the appointment of Hajime Kawafuji as chief representative.

Prior to joining Fortitude Re, Kawafuji served as a senior member of the Japan buyout advisory team at global investment firm Carlyle (NASDAQ: CG). His resume also includes a decade-long tenure at Nomura's investment banking division.

Collaborating closely with Leonard Lin, head of Asia at Fortitude Re, Kawafuji aims to bolster the company's presence in the Japanese market, ensuring local insurers can leverage the full range of Fortitude Re's capabilities to achieve their financial and strategic objectives.

"Our Representative Office in Tokyo further demonstrates our commitment to clients in Japan,” said Alon Neches, CEO of Fortitude Re. “Under Leonard and Kawafuji-san's leadership, we will build our presence in the Japanese market to ensure local insurers benefit from the best of our firm's capabilities to support their financial and strategic goals."

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