MUFG today announces the appointment of Phil Roberts as Managing Director, Head of Investment Banking Division for EMEA, and Phillip Hall as Managing Director, Head of Structured Finance Office for EMEA.

Roberts will be responsible for managing and guiding MUFG's wide-ranging investment banking offer as it develops and strengthens in the region. He will assume the role on April 1st 2017 following a transition period and subject to the relevant regulatory approvals.

Roberts has over 20 years' combined experience in project finance and structured capital markets. He joined MUFG in 2011 and was most recently co-Head of Structured Finance in EMEA. Prior to MUFG, Roberts spent 10 years in project finance and structured capital markets and 5 years at International Power as a chartered chemical engineer.

Roberts will succeed Andy Jameson, who has decided to leave MUFG.

Hall is a highly experienced banker who has almost 30 years of experience across structured, project and asset financing. He spent some years earlier in his career in Hong Kong leading project finance mandates across sectors including energy and infrastructure and has more recently focussed on infrastructure and transportation across EMEA. Hall is a non-executive Director to the Board of the International Project Finance Association (IPFA.) He will assume the role on April 1st 2017.

Masahiro Kuwahara, CEO for MUFG's core banking unit in EMEA, said:

“We are delighted to have appointed Phil to lead MUFG's investment banking division and Phillip to lead MUFG's Structured and Project Finance team in EMEA. Both have proven track records, particularly in securing the number one ranking of our project finance business worldwide, and their long experiences in the industry will be crucial to us in the years ahead.
I would like to thank Andy for the contribution that he has made to MUFG's progress over the past five years. We understand his personal wish to pursue new opportunities and wish him well."