Kenta Akiyama

Managing Director & Head of Investment Banking, Japan


Financial Advisory


Tokyo, Japan

Kenta Akiyama joined Lazard in 2005 and was appointed Head of Investment Banking Japan in 2021. Throughout his career, he has focused on M&A advisory across all industries mainly in cross-border context. From 2006 to 2007, he was on secondment to Lazard NY office, and was involved in various cross-Atlantic/Pacific M&A transactions.

Prior to joining Lazard, he worked in the M&A department of Daiwa Securities SMBC.

Waseda University, B.A. in Economics

Our offices in Japan

Tokyo is one of the most active Lazard international franchises, committed to the Japanese market and serving clients with thoughtful advice and innovative solutions.

Since our establishment in Japan in 1989, Lazard has been providing best-in-class advice to Japanese clients, and leveraging our global platform to assist in cross-border situations.

We have amassed extensive experience in high-profile, strategically important, and complex transactions in Japan.