Ryota Kawai joined HarbourVest in 2020 and focuses on supporting investor relations and marketing services in Japan.
Ryota joined the Firm from AllianceBernstein Japan, where he was responsible for managing the Institutional client service team covering a wide range of Japanese institutional investors. Before joining AB, he was a member of the International Sales Planning department at Nikko Asset Management. Ryota also has experience at Citigroup and Nomura Securities as an operations specialist.
Ryota received a BA in Foreign Language (English) from Tokyo University of Foreign Studies in 2009. He is a native Japanese speaker.