MUFG has appointed Zahra Sadry to lead its EMEA Healthcare coverage team.

Zahra will oversee the continued development of the EMEA Healthcare sector, further strengthening MUFG's current healthcare client relationships, as well as developing new relationships in Healthcare Services, Medtech and Pharma, leveraging the bank's industry expertise, global network and product suite.

She will be based in London, and will assume her new role from 1 December 2018. Zahra will report to Sébastien Rozès, Head of Corporate Banking for MUFG in EMEA, Holly Villiers, Head of UK, Ireland and the Nordics for MUFG, and Allen Fisher, Global Head of Healthcare for MUFG.

Sébastien Rozès, Head of Corporate Banking for MUFG in EMEA, said:

"Zahra has a strong background in acquisition finance, corporate structure advisory, loan syndications and leveraged finance, and will bring a wealth of corporate finance and regional expertise to the role.

"Her experience working across the EMEA region and knowledge of the Healthcare sector in particular means that our clients will be advised by someone with the depth of understanding needed to grow their portfolios and support their strategic growth."

Allen Fisher, Global Head of Healthcare at MUFG, added:

"The EMEA region continues to grow in importance and will be a focus for the bank over the next few years.

"Appointing Zahra to this position will be key to growing the EMEA Healthcare practice and to building out a team of experienced professionals and our client base, across the region and globally.

"I am hugely confident in Zahra's ability, and am truly excited to have her join the team."

Zahra moves from MUFG's Strategic Finance team, where she is the Managing Director responsible for Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Prior to joining MUFG in 2015, Zahra spent five years at HSBC in their Leveraged and Acquisition Finance team, based in London and Germany. From 2004 to 2010, she worked for Deutsche Bank in their Loan Origination and Acquisition Finance team, as well as the Global Transaction Banking function.