Aston Bridgman has left Finsbury Japan, where he served as co-president alongside Kyota Narimatsu, to pursue other interests.
The WPP-owned strategic communications agency launched in Japan in November 2016, with Bridgman joining in January 2017. The move marked his first time at an agency. He had spent more than 12 years as head of communications at Deutsche Bank in Japan.
Narimatsu, who was formerly head of corporate communications for Barclays Japan, is currently running the office with support from Hong Kong and New York. He said new staff members would join the team soon, but was unsure of their exact designations.
Finsbury’s anchor client in Japan is Toyota. It also works with SoftBank and the prime minister’s office.
New York-based Finsbury’s Asia presence includes Hong Kong, Singapore and Beijing as well as Japan.
This article has been updated. Narimatsu subsequently told Campaign that the title of the prospective new hires had not been confirmed.