Hideaki Takase has been appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer for MUFG Bank (Europe) N.V., MUFG's subsidiary in continental Europe, effective immediately.

In his role, he will oversee and further develop the subsidiary's business strategy and internal control, from MUFG's premises in Amsterdam.

Most recently the Head of Global Commercial Banking Planning and the Head of Global Planning for MUFG in Tokyo, Hideaki has extensive industry experience in corporate banking and business management, having served MUFG in distinguished leadership positions in Japan and the United States as part of his 28-year career within the organisation.

Speaking of Hideaki's appointment, Takanori Sazaki, Regional Executive for EMEA, said:

"Europe plays a key role within MUFG's global strategy and as we work to support our international clients who operate in the region, Hideaki's extensive experience will serve to strengthen our ability to enact that. I look forward to working with him in the coming years."