Mr. Hironori “Hiro” Kamezawa is President & CEO of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, a position he has held since April 2020.
Since joining the company in 1986, Hiro has been a pioneer in various aspects of financial services, as well as an influential leader in crisis management, in a career marked by groundbreaking roles.
Early in his career, Hiro spearheaded the field of derivative trading and Asset-Liability-Management at the Bank, and equity secondary business at Securities, taking advantage of Japanese deregulation throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Since 2004, Hiro has also been prominent in developing the function of credit risk management. He established the Bank’s credit portfolio management business, and later navigated MUFG through the global financial crisis, the Great East Japan Earthquake, and the introduction of negative interest rates, while serving as General Manager in various divisions of the company.
In 2014, he was appointed Deputy CEO of the Americas, based in New York, also assuming the region’s role of Chief Risk Officer and leading seminal risk-management enhancement projects.
In 2016, Hiro returned to Tokyo to serve as Chief Data Officer; and later as Global Chief Information Officer and Chief Digital Transformation Officer, driving the transformation of existing businesses, processes, and culture of MUFG. He has led high-profile projects such as a joint venture in blockchain with Akamai Technologies, and a strategic investment in Grab Holdings. He has also distinguished himself as a leading figure of digital transformation, not only at MUFG but in the finance industry at large.
Hiro earned a master’s degree in mathematics, from the Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Tokyo in 1986.