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Katsunori Yokomaku

Since joining Sanwa Bank in 1992, Katsunori “Kats” Yokomaku handled corporate finance, financial planning for private clients, treasury management, trade finance, corporate revitalization, and debt collection with more than 12 years of experience in domestic and overseas branches. 

He held a project role for the merger between Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi and UFJ Bank in 2004, as well as for post-merger integration after 2006, leading to develop a cultural framework in the new bank, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU), and creating its Mid-term Business Plan 2009. Since 2010, at Corporate Planning Division of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), he led key projects to create MUFG’s Mid-term Business Plan 2012, set new MUFG Corporate Vision and transform governance framework. 

In 2012, as a Chief Manager for regulatory affairs, he took a responsibility to manage regulatory examination and communication after the global financial crisis with Japan Financial Services Agency, Bank of Japan and Ministry of Finance. In 2014, he received dual hats as Deputy Office of Chairman of Japanese Bankers Association (JBA) from BTMU and as Deputy Office of Special Staff to Chairman and Vice Chairman from JBA, managing industrial challenges. 

As Deputy Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief Financial Officer for MUFG Americas based in New York since 2015, he handled prioritized projects under the first American CEO for MUFG such as post-merger integration between MUFG Union Bank and BTMU Americas, foundation of Intermediate Holding Company, strategic planning for Regional Banking, regulatory response to Anti Money Laundering and Investor Relation. After receiving concurrent hats as Office of Chairman of JBA from BTMU and as Office of Special Staff to Chairman and Vice Chairman from JBA in 2016, he led Japanese bankers’ activities again in Tokyo. In 2018, he took positions as Global Chief Auditor, Head of Internal Audit for MUFG Bank (the bank’s name changed from Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ to MUFG Bank in 2018) and MUFG, leading assurance works globally from indpendent postion.

In 2021, he held roles as Deputy Regional Executive for Europe, Middle East & Africa for MUFG Bank and MUFG to develop and manage business strategies and internal controls in the region under the first locally hired Regional Executive for MUFG.

In 2022, as Group Head for Corporate Banking Group, he took a global coverage role for TMT, Electronics, Intellectual Property, Retail & Services and Hotel & Leisure sectors in Japanese corporate market.

He holds a B.A. in Economics from Waseda University and a Master of Business Administration from Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.