MUFG has announced the appointment of John Winter as CEO of MUFG Securities EMEA and Head of MUFG Bank's Global Corporate and Investment Banking (GCIB) business in EMEA, effective 1 April*.

John takes up the reins at MUFG following a 31 year career in financial services which has included senior roles at some of the largest banks globally. An experienced banker and a transformational leader, John will develop and oversee MUFG's strategy and governance for its securities business across EMEA. He will also be responsible for directing the divisions and functions which deliver client solutions through the GCIB business. He will work alongside Masahiro Kuwahara, Regional Executive for EMEA, and other global senior executives.

Commenting on his appointment, John Winter said:

"Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group is one of the world's top five banks and enjoys a deep heritage in Japan as well as leading positions across Asia and the Americas. It has a clear ambition to build a similar position in EMEA. I am excited to be joining the organisation at such a pivotal time in its transformation and indeed, at such an important moment for the business landscape across EMEA more generally."

John started his career at Merrill Lynch in 1985 in New York before moving to London in 1992, joining Deutsche Bank in 1996 as European Head of Debt Capital Markets. He joined Barclays in 2001 as Head of European Investment Banking and was appointed CEO of the Corporate Bank in 2010.

At MUFG, he will replace David King, CEO of MUFG Securities in EMEA, who will leave after nine years at the organisation.

William Fall, Chairman of MUFG Securities EMEA, said:

"On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am delighted that we have identified such a respected professional to grow and govern our securities businesses at a time of transformation for the industry. Building on David's achievements, I have every confidence that MUFG's securities businesses will continue to help our clients achieve their ambitions under John's direction."

Masahiro Kuwahara, Regional Executive for MUFG in EMEA, added:

"I am thrilled to welcome such experienced leadership to our EMEA platform. Today's announcement demonstrates MUFG's commitment to the region as we continue to build a sustainable foundation from which we can serve clients around the world."

Since rebranding its banking arm to MUFG Bank from Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ almost a year ago, the EMEA platform has continued to push ahead with its integration of client teams and functions, and, at the same time realigning its operational platform to improve both its product offering and performance. Earlier this month, the Bank announced the acquisition of DVB Bank's aviation finance division - a transaction which will cement MUFG's status as a leading player in this growing area.

* Subject to necessary regulatory approvals.