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Kazuo Koshi

Deputy Chief Operating Officer – International


Deputy Chief Executive of Global Commercial Banking Business Group

Executive Chairman, Board of Directors – MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation and MUFG Union Bank, N.A.


Kazuo “Kaz” Koshi is Executive Chairman of the Boards of MUAH and MUB, a position he assumed in April 2020; and serves in multiple distinct positions for Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), and for MUFG Bank, Ltd., its commercial banking subsidiary.  He is based in New York.

In May 2020, Kaz was announced as Deputy Chief Operating Officer – International (Deputy COO-I), and Deputy Chief Executive of Global Commercial Banking Business Group (GCB).   He also is Deputy Executive Officer in charge of financial crimes compliance, overseeing the Global Financial Crime Division.

Previously, Kaz served as Deputy Regional Executive for the Americas, from May 2017 to May 2020, the second most-senior executive of the Americas operations for MUFG and MUFG Bank.  From July 2019 to May 2020, he was Executive in Charge of Latin America and Canadian Regions, MUFG Bank Ltd.

Mr. Koshi has more than 30 years of experience with MUFG, including the legacy organization, and in recent years has been continuously engaged in the formulation and execution of Americas strategy.  He has accrued more than 20 years of work experience in the U.S. since 1995, assigned to managerial positions on the West and East Coasts, on both the business and support sides.

A native of Japan, Mr. Koshi earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tokyo's Faculty of Engineering in 1985, and an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, in 1990.