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Koji Asada Chief of Staff
Koji Asada

Koji Asada is the Chief of Staff for the Americas for The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU) and MUFG Americas Holding Corporation (MUAH), which includes MUFG Union Bank N.A., MUFG Securities Americas Inc., and MUFG Fund Services (USA) LLC. He assumed this New York-based position in July 2016, at which time he was also named a Policy-Making Officer for MUAH.

Prior to this appointment, Mr. Asada led BTMU’s Canada Branch as President since January 2014.

Mr. Asada has previous experience working for MUFG in New York: for two-and-a-half years he was General Manager of the Investment Banking Division for the Americas; and also spent time as Deputy General Manager of the Asian Corporate Banking Division, where he managed the banking relationships of more than 400 Japanese and other Asian corporate clients in the United States.

Before leaving for New York, Mr. Asada worked as the General Manager and Global Head of M&A Finance for the Structured Finance Division in Tokyo, where he was responsible for the arrangement and structuring of acquisition finance.

In 2009, Mr. Asada worked on the launch of the bank’s strategic alliance with Morgan Stanley, and helped to create the joint investment banking operation in Japan. He also headed the Steel Sector Coverage team from 2006 to 2008, and was the Global Relationship Manager covering the Mitsubishi Corp. Group from 1999 to 2003. Mr. Asada’s career in M&A began in 1994, when he managed United Kingdom and Western European corporate relationships from London. He also spent three years (2003 to 2006) at Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Co., Ltd., the bank’s investment banking arm, as the Global Head of Cross-Border M&A. He first joined the bank in 1987.

Mr. Asada holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Keio University, Tokyo; and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California-Berkeley.