M&G Real Estate has promoted Seiko Ikeda to head of Japan. Based in Tokyo, Ikeda will continue to lead and grow the Japan real estate business, leveraging her wealth of experience in executing strategic investments, M&A transactions, and business and corporate development. She will continue to report to Jing Dong Lai, chief executive officer and chief investment officer, Asia.
Ikeda joined M&G in 2016 as part of the acquisitions team based in Singapore responsible for leading several strategic investments on behalf of M&G’s Asia-Pacific core strategy. In 2018, she was appointed director of acquisitions, Japan, to lead the local acquisitions team and oversee the growth of assets under management in the country. She was instrumental in some of M&G’s latest landmark deals in Japan, including the US$424 million acquisition of 30 Japanese multi-family assets in March this year, and also led several key logistics deals, as well as the purchase of a prime office asset in Osaka.
Ikeda has over 25 years of experience in financial and professional services across the real estate, retail, chemical and automobile sectors. Prior to joining M&G, she held roles at large corporations including GE Japan, Roland Berger and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation.