MUFG appoints co-head global corporate banking, Asia & Oceania

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group’s banking entity, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, has appointed Sanjiv Vohra as co-head of corporate banking for Asia & Oceania.

Vohra will join the bank on September 4 2017 and will be based in Singapore, reporting jointly to Takayoshi Futae, Singapore-based CEO for Asia & Oceania, and Randall Chafetz, Tokyo-based head of global corporate. Vohra will be working closely with Yoshitake Manabe, executive officer and incumbent head of corporate banking for Asia & Oceania.

Both Vohra and Manabe will be jointly responsible for deepening market penetration among existing clients as well as identifying and developing new client businesses for the bank. They will also drive the bank’s corporate banking strategy in the Asia and Oceania region with the aim of enhancing its country and regional coverage.

On this appointment, CEO Futae says, “Asia continues to draw much interest from many global corporates, a number of which have set up strategic operations in this region. With our extensive presence here in Asia and Oceania we are well-positioned to serve our global clients with our regional knowledge and expertise.”

“We are a long-term oriented bank and have long-term commitment to this region. It is therefore an opportune time to welcome Sanjiv on board. His experience in Asia-Pacific will help accelerate the growth of MUFG’s global corporate banking business as well as expand the value provided by the bank’s regional franchise to our clients here. "

Vohra has a 30-year career in banking where he held a number of senior leadership roles in Asia. Prior to joining MUFG, Mr. Vohra was head of Corporate Banking (Asia Pacific) at Deutsche Bank since 2013, where he was responsible for running the corporate banking business in 15 countries in the Asia Pacific region.

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16 Aug 2017



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