Japanese citizen. Managing Executive Officer Deputy Chief Executive, Global Business Unit MUFG Bank, Ltd A member of MUFG.
Qualifications / Education Background
Graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree from Kyoto University in 1987.
Mr. Yasushi Itagaki is a seasoned banker with more than three decades of experience in corporate and investment banking. He began his career with the Bank of Tokyo in 1987 and over the course of his career with the firm, has held a number of important roles with increasing levels of responsibility. As Chief Manager of the Global Planning Division of MUFG Bank, he was involved in the privatization of Union Bank of California and led the execution process of MUFG’s strategic investment in Morgan Stanley during the global financial crisis. Based in Singapore from 2013 to 2015, he set up the Bank’s regional headquarters for Asia & Oceania and assisted the Regional CEO in developing and executing key strategic initiatives for the region. Mr. Itagaki was an important contributor to the development of MUFG’s business platform. As General Manager of the Global Planning Division, among his many roles, he was responsible for strategic planning in support of the Bank’s global expansion. He designed and strategized their ASEAN commercial banking network, and also played a significant role in MUFG’s strategic partnership into Krungsri, Security Bank, VietinBank and Bank Danamon in ASEAN region. Currently Managing Executive Officer and Deputy Chief Executive of the Global Business Unit (GBU) of MUFG Bank and Executive Officer of MUFG, Mr. Itagaki works closely with the CEOs of the GBU overseeing the global business of the Bank and is specifically responsible for the Global Planning Division. With years of experience in the global business division, he is a strong advocate for global inter-connectivity. His key role in establishing a network of strategic partners in ASEAN for MUFG is testament to his commitment to create an alliance strategy capable of maximising worldwide opportunities. Mr. Itagaki will be an invaluable catalyst between Bank Danamon and MUFG to promote synergetic collaborations for future growth.