Katsuyuki Kuki joined Blackstone as Chairman and Representative Director for The Blackstone Group Japan K.K. in August 2017. Mr. Kuki is responsible for advising and supporting Blackstone’s investing and capital raising efforts in Japan. Prior to Blackstone, Mr. Kuki was the Chairman of Banking at J.P. Morgan in Japan and spent nine years at the company in various leadership roles within their Investment Banking division. He began his career at the Japan Development Bank in 1983 and at Shearson Lehman Hutton in New York in 1988, and has also held senior leadership positions at UBS Securities and Lehman Brothers in Japan. Mr. Kuki has a BA in International Relations from the University of Tokyo and an MBA from Harvard Business School.