Golub Capital hired Shuji Hatsukaiwa as a managing director in Japan. Hatsukaiwa will be based in the firm’s newly-opened Tokyo office and will be focused on deepening relationships with investors across Japan.

“Japan is a key market for Golub Capital as we continue to expand our global presence and strengthen our commitment to investors in the APAC region,” Craig Benton, senior managing director and head of the investor partners group at Golub Capital, said.

Hatsukaiwa has been based in Tokyo for most of his career. He most recently served as head of alternative sales and product at Schroder Investment Management (Japan), where he was responsible for business development for alternative product offerings.

“Shuji brings deep institutional and wealth investor connections and has proven local market experience that will be critical as Golub Capital continues to build on its 20 year-long history of serving clients in Japan,” Gregory Robbins, vice chair at Golub Capital, said.

“I am delighted to join Golub Capital and help build on its already sterling reputation in the Japan region as a leading private credit firm,” Hatsukaiwa said.