MUFG today announces the launch of its Markets Sales franchise in the Middle East, with the appointment of its first executive in the region, Qaiser Jafri.

Qaiser, who has more than 21 years of sales experience in the Middle East, joins MUFG as a Director with immediate effect. He will be based in Dubai and report to Atif Hayat, International Head of Rates.

Qaiser joins MUFG from Emirates NBD, where he helped build Institutional Coverage for Global Markets in the Middle East and North Africa region. During his career, Qaiser has held various roles in Global Markets coverage at BNP Paribas, Citibank, Standard Chartered and Mashreqbank in the Middle East.

Atif Hayat, International Head of Rates, said:

“As markets and business in the Middle East evolve, clients need partners who can deliver a broad, bespoke range of products and solutions across a growing investor base. To meet this need, MUFG is investing in its business and people."

Qaiser's appointment follows a successful period for MUFG in the Middle East, which includes involvement in the Government of Saudi Arabia's first sovereign debt issuance in 25 years and recent bond issuances from the Sultanate of Oman and the State of Qatar.