Yoshio Hishida

Job Title President and CEO
Country Japan
Current Employer Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management
Yoshio Hishida was appointed president and CEO of Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management Co., Ltd. (SMTAM) in October 2018. The company, which integrated the Asset Management Division of Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank (SMTB) on 1st October 2018, specializes in worldwide asset management and has approximately $550bn in assets under management.  He is also Vice Chairman & Member of the Board of Securities Analysts Association of Japan.  
 
Yoshio has more than 30 years of experience in the asset management industry. Before joining SMTAM, Yoshio was Head of the Asset Management Business at SMTB from August 2017 to September 2018. SMTAM and SMTB are sister companies and are both subsidiaries under Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings, Inc. which is a listed constituent of both the TSE 1st section and Nikkei 225.  
 
Yoshio started his career at Sumitomo Trust Bank, Ltd (now SMTB) in 1986. He has more than 16 years of experience as a portfolio manager, and was a specialist in global equity and quantitative research strategy. Yoshio became General Manager of Fiduciary Business Promotion Department of SMTB in 2008 and he has been managing global business development and client relationship, as well. 
 
He graduated from the University of Kobe with a BA in Business Administration. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst, and Chartered Member of Securities Analysts Association of Japan.