Daisuke Bito is Head of Japanese Corporate Banking for MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation and MUFG Union Bank, N.A. He is also an Executive Officer of MUFG Bank, Ltd. Based in New York, Mr. Bito oversees a team of nearly 300 employees in 21 locations across the Americas, dedicated to developing the bank's important relationships with the Americas-based operations of more than 5,000 Japanese corporate customers. His customer base spans a wide range of industries, including auto and auto parts, trading houses, electronics, financial institutions, healthcare, and food & beverage.
Since joining the bank in 1992, Mr. Bito has held multiple leadership and executive positions in corporate and investment banking, as well as a secondment to Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, DC. He most recently served as Executive Officer, Managing Director, and Global Head of Structured Finance at MUFG’s headquarter in Tokyo. Prior to that, he was Deputy General Manager of the Asian Investment Banking Division in Hong Kong.
Mr. Bito earned a master’s degree in finance from London Business School, an MBA from Arthur D. Little School of Management (now Hult International Business School) in Cambridge, Mass., and a bachelor's degree in political science and economics from Waseda University in Tokyo.