LONDON, April 4 Japan's Nomura Holdings
is set to name a UK government adviser on banking as the new
boss of its European operations, Sky News reported on Thursday.
Sky News said Jeremy Bennett, who has been assisting the UK
government on the implementation of reforms to separate retail
banking from riskier investment banking operations, is in
advanced discussions about becoming chief executive of Nomura in
Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Nomura declined to comment and the Treasury said it was
unable to comment immediately.
Bennett is already a non-executive director of Nomura
Nomura is having a tough time in Europe and trying to cut
costs across the world. John Phizackerley, its previous EMEA
chief executive, left last month.
(Reporting by Steve Slater; Editing by Helen Massy-Beresford)