Christopher will be responsible for leading MUFG's emerging markets strategy, with a particular emphasis on furthering the Bank's presence in Africa and Central & Eastern Europe. He will be based in London and report to Sébastien Rozès, Head of Corporate Banking for EMEA.

Christopher has more than 20 years' experience in financial advisory and the capital markets across the private and public sector globally. He joins from the African Development Bank, where he was a Senior Adviser, resident in Abidjan.

Previously he was Global Head of Debt Capital Markets at BNP Paribas in London. During his career, Christopher has worked with and advised numerous governments and public institutions, including Poland's Ministry of Finance, the IMF, World Bank and the OECD.

Sébastien Rozès said:

“For many of our corporate and financial institutions clients, Africa and CEE represent significant areas of development. As they seek to establish local operations or invest in growth opportunities, they will need a partner that has a long-term view, financial strength, global network and local relationships to support their ambitions.

I am delighted that Christopher joins MUFG. Christopher brings an exceptional understanding of the intricacies of the African and CEE markets, having partnered with many stakeholders in these geographies. His wealth of relevant experience will help to refine our emerging markets strategy for the region and lead to successful delivery."

Earlier in the year, as it seeks to support its client's endeavours in those markets, MUFG announced it has signed memorandums of understanding with the Kenya Investment Authority and the Moroccan Investment Development Agency. They come in addition to existing MoUs with stakeholders, notably in South Africa and Kazakhstan.