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Deborah Hayden


Deborah Hayden

Life at FGS Global

Helps grow and expand the Firm’s presence in Japan, leveraging her extensive local contacts. Actively manages transaction and corporate positioning assignments, drives new business development.

Life Pre-FGS Global

Led Edelman’s financial communications practice in Japan, after heading a small boutique agency in this market.

Life Beyond FGS Global

Escapes into the Japanese countryside, exploring local culture, skiing and soaking in scenery on mountain walks. Regularly pounds Tokyo pavements with husband and pampered dog.

Deborah Hayden brings over 30 years’ experience in financial and corporate communications to FGS Global and is a widely recognized expert on communications issues in Japan and Asia.

She joined FGS Global in 2019 from Edelman Japan, where she was responsible for Financial, M&A and Capital Markets Communications. Deborah played a significant role in evolving Edelman’s capabilities in Financial Communications in Japan and the Asia Region, working on cross-border transactions, investor relations, corporate profile-raising and crisis management assignments.

Prior to joining Edelman, Deborah was Managing Partner at Kreab Gavin Anderson, a firm she was associated with since 1988.

Deborah is vice-chair of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan’s Alternative & Foreign Direct Investment and Women in Business Committees.

Deborah and her clients have received several awards for excellence in PR and public affairs. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours in economics from the University of Otago in New Zealand and has diplomas from Japan‘s Osaka University and Osaka University of Foreign Studies.

Deborah Hayden