Yoshinori Kawamura

Senior Adviser

Yoshinori is a Senior Adviser to Permira Advisers KK.

Prior to joining Permira in June 2021, Yoshinori was Director and Deputy President of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) and has served as Chairman, President and Representative Director of Sumitomo Mitsui Finance & Lease (SMFL) and is currently serving as Special Advisor for SMFL.

During his tenure at SMBC, he served as Head of North America at SMBC. At SMBC he served as Head of Investment Banking and Head of International Banking.

Currently, he is also an outside director of JAPAN Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), an outside director of Hanshin Electric Railway Co., Ltd., and an outside auditor of DMG Mori Co., Ltd.


Yoshinori has a degree in Economics from the University of Kyoto, Japan, and has an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, USA.