Jason Kendy leads UBS's internal and external Corporate Communications and Branding operations in Japan as well as Korea. Prior to joining UBS in 2011, he worked for 10 years at Merrill Lynch as its head of Japanese communications, branding, and reputation management. During his more than 25 years in Japan, he has advised a range of multinationals including Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, Lehman Brothers, United Airlines, MUFG, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, Matsushita Electric, and Japan Tobacco. Earlier in his career, Jason also spent three years advising U.S. based corporations in New York. He is a fluent speaker of Japanese and has recently become an avid student of blues guitar.