Andy Saito (Tokyo) joined KKR in 2015 and is a chairman of KKR Japan. Saito served as group CEO, president, and chief executive officer of Japan Exchange Group (JPX) from January 2013 to his retirement in June 2015. He previously served as the president and CEO of Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) starting in June 2007, and in August 2007 he became the first President and CEO of the Tokyo Stock Exchange Group, the holding company of the TSE and self-regulatory corporation of the exchange. In this capacity, Saito oversaw the merger of TSE and the Osaka Securities Exchange (now known as Osaka Exchange), to form JPX in January 2013.
Prior to his time at TSE, Saito was president and CEO of the Industrial Revitalization Corporation of Japan (IRCJ), a government-sponsored group focused on turnaround investments. While at IRCJ, Saito demonstrated strong leadership in the revitalization of several Japanese companies.
In addition to these roles, Saito was a CEO of Sumitomo Life Investment Co. He previously held various executive roles at Nomura Securities and was appointed as executive vice president of Nomura in 1995.