Corporate veteran hands over responsibilities after a sterling 9-year career.
Ephraim Global, the Tokyo-based asset management company, has announced today that Kerstin Soderstrom, the Director of Human Resources, has decided to step down and pursue other endeavors. Ms. Soderstrom has occupied the position of Director of Human Resources since August 2006 and she will leave the business effective October 9, 2015.
Tatsuo Kurosawa, currently Director of Human Resources for Ephraim Global Multi-Asset department, will occupy the vacated position on an interim basis following Ms. Soderstrom’s departure. During this time the Board of Directors will conduct an internal and external search for an appropriate and permanent successor.
“Kerstin has led the continuous development of the Human Resources department in our business, has been an important member of our Executive Committee for more than 5 years and was instrumental in implementing social responsibility projects and employee-focused benefits plans across the company. She believes that this is the right time for her to step down and seek other business endeavors, and on behalf of Ephraim Global, I would like to take this time to thanks Kerstin for her vital contributions to our Human Resources department as well as the company as a whole, and wish her the best of luck for the future” commented Erich Ephraim, Chairman and CEO at Ephraim Global.
“After 6 years as the Director of Human Resources and more than 9 years with Ephraim Global, I have determined that this is a good time to pursue other business endeavors. It has been an honor and a privilege to lead the Human Resources department and to be a part of Ephraim Global Executive Committee during a period of crucial importance, especially regarding solidifying and better defining our corporate culture. I would like to thank Mr. Ephraim for the opportunity he has offered me and wish my colleagues good luck and success for the future” said Kerstin Soderstrom.
Founded in 2005, Tokyo-based Ephraim Global is an international asset management group serving clients around the world. The company offers a wide range of financial advisory and planning services, bond and mutual funds, diversified asset portfolios, pension plans and account management for private and institutional clients alike, focusing on diversification, extensive research and a risk-aware investment approach.
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