Takanori Sazaki
Japanese citizen. Resident in Singapore. Appointed as Commissioner of Bank Danamon at the AGMS on April 30, 2021. Currently serves as Managing Executive Officer & Regional Executive for Asia Pacific, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group & MUFG Bank, Ltd.

Qualifications / Education Background

  • Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (1994).
  • Bachelor of Arts in Law from University of Tokyo, Japan (1988).

Work Experience

Taka was appointed Regional Executive for Asia Pacific of MUFG Bank on 14 May, 2021.  Prior to this appointment, he was Regional Executive for EMEA, Head of Japanese Corporate Banking Division for MUFG Bank, and was based in London.  Then he was responsible for developing and executing the MUFG‘s business strategy and operations in EMEA.

Taka is a seasoned banker with more than 30 years of experience, largely in investment banking, with particular focus on M&A advisory and capital markets, as well as in strategic planning. He has led the bank to make strategic investments in VietinBank and in 2013 and the US$5 billion majority investment in Krungsri in Thailand, establishing MUFG’s commercial banking platform in Asia. He has driven and realized numerous strategies of the MUFG group from various aspects not only for business but also governance and internal control.