Head of Japanese Corporate Banking for the Americas
Yoichiro Nishikawa is the Head of Japanese Corporate Banking for the Americas, effective April 2022. He also holds the role of Head of Japanese Corporate Banking (East), which he took on in 2021.
Prior to this, Mr. Nishikawa was Head of Global Corporate Banking Office since May 2019. In this role, he was in charge of the global corporate banking business and foreign financial institutions (FI) business in Japan. He was also responsible for global strategic planning for both FI business and global subsidiary business.
Mr. Nishikawa served as Managing Director, Head of Planning Department in Global Corporate Banking Division for EMEA from 2016 to 2019. Based in London, he was engaged in planning and development of strategies for the global corporate banking business in the region. Mr. Nishikawa implemented various strategic initiatives and leading global and regional projects.
In his business planning and development career from 2012 to 2016, Mr. Nishikawa was involved in a number of investment and divestiture projects, including strategic investments in Krungsri (Thailand), Bank Danamon (Indonesia), Security Bank (Philippines) and a divestiture of leasing businesses in the U.S., and contributed to strengthening the bank’s business portfolio.
Mr. Nishikawa commenced his banking career in 1994 at the Mitsubishi Bank, Ltd (current MUFG Bank). He has 12 years of global corporate and investment banking experience, including corporate finance, LBO/MBO finance and M&A advisory (seconded to the group’s securities firm), followed by seven years of working in the strategic planning and development at the bank.
Mr. Nishikawa earned a Master of Business Administration degree from London Business School at University of London, and a Japan Bachelor of Arts from International Christian University.