Steve Cummings is Chief Executive Officer for the Americas, and President & CEO of MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation (MUAH), which includes MUFG Union Bank N.A., MUFG Securities Americas Inc., and MUFG Fund Services (USA) LLC. He was the first American to serve as President & CEO of MUFG Union Bank, N.A., having been named to that position in May 2015. As CEO for the Americas, Mr. Cummings has oversight of control functions in Latin America, Canada, and the United States. He is also a Managing Executive Officer of The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. (BTMU), and the first non-Japanese to serve in such a capacity in this global company of more than 100,000 employees. Also as BTMU CEO for the United States, Mr. Cummings has oversight of all U.S. operations. He is a member of the Board of Directors of MUAH and MUFG Union Bank, N.A., and is based in the company’s New York headquarters.
After graduating from the Columbia University School of Business, Mr. Cummings began his career in 1979 with Kidder, Peabody & Co. Incorporated in its New York Corporate Finance Department. In 1984, he joined M&A advisory firm Bowles Hollowell Conner & Co. in Charlotte, N.C., and was named Chairman and CEO in 1992. In 1998, he led the sale of the firm to First Union Corporation, which subsequently became Wachovia Corporation, and was named its head of M&A. He subsequently served in a number of leadership roles in Wachovia as the corporate and investment bank was built. In 2004, he was promoted to Senior Executive Vice President, Global Head of Corporate and Investment Banking. As leader of a team of approximately 7,000, Mr. Cummings was responsible for business activities including Investment Banking, Fixed Income and Equities Origination/Sales and Trading, M&A/Advisory Services, Principal Investing, Corporate Banking, Commercial Real Estate, Global Cash Management, Asset Based Lending/Leasing, and Global Correspondent Banking. He served on Wachovia’s Operating, Risk, ALCO, and Diversity Committees.
Mr. Cummings joined UBS in 2011 as Managing Director and Chairman for the Americas. His most recent positions before appointment to MUFG were Head of Corporate Client Solutions for the Americas; and Chairman, Investment Banking for the Americas. He was a member of the UBS Global Investment Banking Executive Committee, Americas Executive Committee, and Investment Banking and Americas Risk and ALCO Committees. He was also a member of the Board of Directors of NorthStar Asset Management in New York, and served as Chairman of its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and head of the Special Committee of the Board of Directors as that company was sold. Mr. Cummings holds a BA from Colby College in Waterville, Maine, and an MBA from the Columbia University School of Business in New York.