Tomohiro Kamisaku was appointed chief executive officer of Lazard Japan Asset Management as of Feb. 1, the firm announced on Jan. 31.
He succeeds Yugo Ishida who will retire as CEO in February after 10 years in the position. Ishida will take up the new role of senior advisor at Lazard Asset Management.
Kamisaku joins Lazard from Amundi Japan, where he was most recently executive vice president and head of institutional business in Japan. An Amundi spokesperson did not respond to a query about his replacement.
Lazard Asset Management had $246.6 billion in assets under management as of Dec. 31. The Japan office manages $4 billion on behalf of Japanese and global clients. Japanese assets made up nearly $10 billion of Lazard's assets under management as of Sept. 30.