MUFG appoints new regional head for Middle East

MUFG announced the appointment of Yohsuke Takahashi as Regional Head for Middle East. As part of MUFG’s focus on deepening relationships with clients across the Middle East and delivering leading financing solution for the region, Yohsuke will be responsible for all operations from the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) branch in Dubai. His appointment is effective from 5 July 2023 and will report into Hidefumi Yamamura, Deputy Regional Executive, MUFG EMEA.

Yohsuke joined MUFG in 1996 and has worked in various roles in Japan and throughout MUFG’s global footprint. Starting out in New York as part of the Investment Banking Division, he has progressed to cover securitised products and corporate planning. Most recently, Yohsuke held the role of Head of Investor Relations Office in Japan where he has led on strategic planning and investor engagement.

Yohsuke replaces Masashi Sakai, who successfully led the operations within the Middle East region since August 2020.

Hidefumi Yamamura, Deputy Regional Executive, MUFG EMEA, commented:

“Yohsuke’s extensive international experience is extremely valuable as we continue to develop important relationships with clients, regulators and stakeholders in the Middle East region. I look forward to seeing his strong leadership in action, and have no doubt he will continue to build upon Masashi’s success to strengthen MUFG’s presence in the Middle East.”

Yohsuke Takahashi, commented:

“I am excited to be leading the team in the Middle East and further growing our presence in the region. The Middle East continues to be an exciting place for innovation, sustainability and technology and I look forward to working with clients on effective and forward-thinking solutions.”