Christopher (Chris) Higgins serves as Chief Information and Operations Officer (CIOO) for MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation and its U.S. banking subsidiary, MUFG Union Bank, N.A. This includes responsibility for core technology functions including strategy, applications, infrastructure, enterprise architecture, technology modernization as part of the larger Transformation program, and IT governance. In addition, his role oversees Enterprise Information Security, Program Management, and Operations and Process Excellence, including both Consumer and Wholesale (payments, treasury and cash management, middle and back office support, etc).
Mr. Higgins previously served as Chief Information Officer for U.S. Bank in Minneapolis, MN. There he was responsible for the company’s Enterprise Technology Services, which included enterprise architecture, application development, enterprise technology testing, enterprise technology program/project management, and global infrastructure. Prior to that he worked at Bank of America, where he was responsible for Enterprise Information Management, which included U.S. data warehousing, business continuity and disaster recovery, and global information security.
Mr. Higgins graduated from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting; he received his Master of Business Administration Degree from Pacific Lutheran University. He is a member of the University of Vermont’s Business School Advisory Board. Mr. Higgins has received his certification in Six Sigma Lean and Black Belt.