Japanese citizen. Domiciled in Japan. Appointed as Commissioner in the Bank’s EGMS November 11, 2018 and and reappointed as Commissioner in the Bank’s AGMS on March 23, 2020.
Qualification/ Educational Background
Holds a bachelor’s degree in law from the University of Hitotsubashi.
Masamichi Yasuda is Group Chief Risk Officer of MUFG and Chief Credit Officer of MUFG Bank, a wholly-owned commercial banking subsidiary of MUFG, the largest financial
group in Japan. He is a member of the Board and Executive Committee of MUFG and MUFG Bank. He also serves on the Board of Non-Executive Directors of Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation and MUFG Securities EMEA plc and on the Board of Directors of the Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA). Masamichi Yasuda joined The Bank of Tokyo, Ltd., a predecessor of MUFG Bank, in 1983. He held a variety of positions (Global Corporates, Global Markets, Finance, Risk management) in Tokyo, London, New York and San Francisco. In 2004, Masamichi Yasuda was assigned to the Corporate Planning Division and moved to the Financial Planning Division of MUFG where he directly supported CFO. He was appointed as Treasurer of the Global Markets Division for the Americas in 2008.
In 2009, Masamichi Yasuda assumed the position of Deputy Chief Financial Officer and Chief of Staff for Union Bank, N.A., a wholly-owned subsidiary of MUFG Bank, headquartered in San Francisco, California. In 2011, Masamichi Yasuda was appointed Executive Officer and Head of the Global Planning Division with oversight for a business strategy of the Global Business Unit in MUFG Bank. In 2014, he was appointed Deputy Chief Executive, Global Markets Unit. In 2015, he was appointed to Group Chief Risk Officer of MUFG and MUFG Bank. Furthermore, he assumed the position of Chief Credit Officer in 2016, in addition to his existing roles. He is also in charge of Regulatory Affairs.