Japanese Citizen. Age 54. Domiciled in Japan. Appointed as President Commissioner of Danamon in the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on 25 March 2022.
BA Degree in Economics from the University of Tokyo (1991).
Kenichi Yamato is a seasoned banker with more than 30 years of extensive experience in the banking and financial industry. Mr. Yamato has held a series of leadership positions both in Japan and overseas.
Mr. Yamato is the Managing Corporate Executive Group Head, Global Commercial Banking (GCB) Business Group, Group Deputy COO-I Regional Executive for Asia - Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc (April 2022-presently). He is also a member of the Board of Directors, Managing Executive Officer Chief Executive, Global Commercial Banking (GCB) Business Unit Deputy COO I Regional Executive for Asia – MUFG Bank, Ltd., (June 2022 – presently), Director of Security Bank Corporation (April 2022 – presently), Director of MUFG Bank (China), Ltd (August 2022-present). As GCB Head, he is responsible for generating greater synergies among MUFG’s strategic partner banks. As Deputy COO-I, he also oversees the safety and soundness of the Bank’s global business and operating platforms in the Asia region.
Mr. Yamato served as President of MUFG Bank (China) from August 2019 to March 2022. Previously, Mr. Yamato served as General Manager of the Hong Kong Branch of MUFG Bank and Head of the Japanese Corporate Banking Division for Asia, a position that oversees business sector in the East Asia region. Before moving to Hong Kong, Mr. Yamato was appointed Deputy Head of the Global Planning Division in Japan, which oversees development of global strategies and financial planning.
Mr. Yamato began his career in 1991 at The Bank of Tokyo, Ltd., a predecessor of MUFG Bank. Early in his career, he was based in Tokyo and New York, where he developed strong expertise in corporate and investment banking.