Sarah Carroll, Managing Director, Global Multinationals for Corporate Banking Division, EMEA, has been included in the 2017 FT and HERoes 50 Female Champions of Women in Business List.

The FT and HERoes Champions of Women in Business lists celebrate the strides being made by women across the UK, Ireland and around the world. They are published annually by the Financial Times, showcasing female business leaders and their male allies.

Sarah was rewarded both for her efforts to champion women internally and externally, and her significant business achievements. At MUFG, Sarah has been instrumental in launching and growing its gender diversity employee network, Balance. Her efforts have seen employee engagement and awareness build significant momentum, while promoting a change in company culture.

Sebastien Rozes, Head of Corporate Banking, EMEA at MUFG, said:

"Sarah's recognition in this prestigious list is thoroughly deserved. She has been a visible, outspoken and active ambassador for gender diversity. On behalf of MUFG in EMEA, I join the FT and HERoes in applauding her unwavering commitment to furthering gender diversity at MUFG and in the wider financial services industry."

Sarah has made an important contribution to female mentoring schemes and raising awareness of diversity issues during her thirty-year career, including her previous roles at JP Morgan Chase & Co, and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Sarah Carroll said:

"This is an incredibly humbling, proud moment. Pursuing gender diversity in an industry which could go much further in supporting inclusion and diversity has defined much of my career to-date, and will continue to do so. Every helping hand, from men and women at all levels, can make an important contribution and I am glad to be providing mine."

Among her significant business credentials, Sarah can point to a long, successful track record in establishing and developing relationships with some of Europe's largest companies. Since joining MUFG, Sarah has grown her revenue base and client portfolio substantially and won important mandates across a broad range of geographies and solutions, including debt capital markets, interest rate and equity derivatives, acquisition finance and transaction banking.

Suki Sandhu, Founder of HERoes, said:

"While there are a number of role model lists celebrating successful women, the FT and HERoes Champions of Women in Business lists are different. They recognise those individuals who are using their personal success as a springboard for others, working to address the lack of gender diversity at all levels in business."

The 2017 Champions of Women in Business were nominated by peers and colleagues. Nominations were reviewed by a panel that included Mark Wilson, CEO, Aviva; Gigi Chou, Vice Chairman, Cheuk Nang Holdings Limited; and Helena Morrissey, Head of Personal Investing, Legal & General Investment Management.

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