Mr. Seiichiro Akita is Head of Asian Corporate Banking for MUFG Americas Holding Corporation, which includes MUFG Union Bank, N.A., MUFG Securities Americas Inc., and MUFG Fund Services (USA) LLC. He is also an Executive Officer of The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. Based in New York, Mr. Akita is responsible for overseeing a team of over 200 employees in 13 locations across the United States, dedicated to developing the bank's important relationships with the U.S.-based operations of 4,000 Asian corporate customers. His customer base spans in wide range of industries, including auto & auto parts, trading houses, electronics, financial institutions, healthcare, food & beverage, etc.
Since joining the bank in 1989, Mr. Akita has held multiple leadership and executive positions in Tokyo and New York. He most recently served as Executive Officer and General Manager of a Corporate Banking Division in Tokyo, covering some of MUFG's largest accounts. Prior to that, he was General Manager of the Global Corporate and Investment Banking Planning Office, playing the critical role as the bank appointed the first non-Japanese executive to head up the Global Corporate and Investment Banking in its history.
Mr. Akita holds a bachelor's degree in law from Keio University in Tokyo and he completed business management programs at the Arthur D. Little School of Management and the Carroll Graduate School of Management in Boston.