HAMILTON, Bermuda--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) announced that Ms. Yukiko Omura has
been elected as an independent director to its Board of Directors. Ms.
Omura will also serve on the Board’s Finance Committee and Risk
“We are very pleased to have Yukiko Omura join our Board,” said Assured
Guaranty Chairman, Robin Monro-Davies. “With more than 30 years of
experience in the global infrastructure and finance markets, she will
add an international perspective to our Board’s decision-making and be
valuable in evaluating Assured Guaranty’s new business opportunities.”
Ms. Omura began her career as a project economist with the
Inter-American Development Bank, working in the infrastructure sector.
She has worked at several major investment banks in Tokyo, New York and
London. While at JP Morgan, she performed financial analysis and market
research on the Japanese market, marketed and structured derivatives in
Japan, launched the bank’s emerging markets business in Tokyo and then
moved to London to lead the bank’s Emerging Markets Sales, Trade and
Research (EMSTAR) Marketing for Northern Europe. She later served as
Senior Vice President and Head of Emerging Markets, Asia, and then as
Senior Vice President and Head of Credit Business, Asia, at Lehman
Brothers, before becoming Managing Director and Head of the Global Fixed
Income and Derivatives Department for UBS Japan. Following a merger with
SBC, Ms. Omura became the new head of the merged bank's Global Fixed
Income and Derivatives Department, after which she joined Dresdner Bank
as Managing Director and Head of Global Markets and Debt Office, Japan.
Ms. Omura is a non-executive member of the Board of Directors of
GuarantCo Ltd. (Private Infrastructure Development Group), and an
Advisory Board Member of Amatheon Agri Holding N.V., CG/LA
Infrastructure LLC and Columbus Frontiers. She served as Vice President
of the International Fund for Agricultural Development and, prior to
that, as Executive Vice President of the Multilateral Investment
Guarantee Agency of the World Bank Group.
Assured Guaranty Ltd. is a publicly traded Bermuda-based holding
company. Its operating subsidiaries provide credit enhancement products
to the U.S. and international public finance, infrastructure and
structured finance markets. More information on Assured Guaranty and its
subsidiaries can be found at AssuredGuaranty.com.
Assured Guaranty Ltd.
Robert Tucker, 212-339-0861
Director, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
Vice President, Corporate Communications
Source: Assured Guaranty Ltd.