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Hideaki Takase

Mr. Hideaki Takase is Managing Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer – International (COO-I) of MUFG and MUFG Bank, positions he assumed in April 2022. He also serves as Deputy Chief Executive for the Global Commercial Banking Business Unit. 

A seasoned banker with more than 30 years of experience, Mr. Takase has held a series of leadership positions both in Japan and overseas.  

Mr. Takase began his career in 1991 at The Mitsubishi Bank, a predecessor of MUFG Bank. He was seconded to the Japanese Bankers Association three times in his career, to help manage issues related to the entire Japanese financial industry.  

His overseas experience includes more than seven years in the United States, most recently as General Manager of the MUFG Los Angeles Branch, and Head of Asian Corporate Banking 
(West) of MUFG Union Bank, beginning in 2015. 

In June 2017, Mr. Takase returned to Tokyo to serve as Head of the Global Planning Division, and was assigned a leadership role to enhance global governance and business development. He led the team creating MUFG’s Medium-term Business Plan, including the establishment of the current MUFG global governance structure. He also managed a team tasked with enhancing the alliance with partner banks in Asia, including the acquisition of PT Bank Danamon Indonesia, Tbk. 

Previously, Mr. Takase served as President of MUFG Bank (Europe) N.V. (MBE) in the Netherlands, and as Deputy Regional Executive for EMEA. As MBE President, he was responsible for enhancing the safety and soundness of MBE’s business and operating platforms. 

Mr. Takase holds a BA degree in Economics from Hitotsubashi University, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in 2012.