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Abi Sekimitsu named editor, Japan

Abi Sekimitsu, editor, Bangalore since 2004, has been appointed editor, Japan.

Nelson Graves, acting managing editor, Asia and editor, Japan, said the appointment was recognition of the outstanding work she had done growing and managing the Bangalore operation. "It will be great having a native Japanese speaker in the top editorial job in Tokyo. Her move is also an illustration of the kind of career opportunities that our top talent can enjoy and is an inspiration for all of us." 

Sekimitsu previously worked in New York, London, Tokyo and Hong Kong. In Bangalore, she took over a fledgling, pilot project of a handful of equities reporters, news researchers and polling analysts and built it into one of editorial’s largest operations worldwide. She now oversees 120 staff in a strategic newsroom producing equities news, polls, newsletters and research serving clients in North America, Europe and key emerging markets such as the Gulf, Africa and Latin America. Thomson Reuters employs 6,000 people in Bangalore in activities including data, technology, news, proprietary research, global accounting and customer service.

In Tokyo, Sekimitsu will be responsible for editorial operations in Japan and translation desks in Sydney and Toronto. ■