MUFG Securities (Europe) N.V., today announces the appointment of Yashima Akanuma as Chief Executive Officer.

Based in Amsterdam, Yashima will oversee MUFG Securities’ European subsidiary, headquartered in the Netherlands with a branch in Paris, and will report into both John Winter in his capacity as CEO for MUFG Securities in EMEA, and Gordon Sangster, Chairman of the Board for MUFG Securities in Europe.

In his new role, Yashima will work to strengthen MUFG Securities’ presence across continental Europe, as well as establishing closer ties with MUFG’s Banking subsidiary in the region, MUFG Bank Europe. He will also assume responsibility for the safety and soundness of MUFG Securities’ European subsidiary.

Yashima has 29 years of experience in global markets within MUFG and has held senior positions at MUFG across Structured Products, Commodities, Credit, Derivatives and Capital Markets. Most recently, Yashima held the position of CEO of MUFG Securities Asia in Singapore.