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Corporate profile

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) is one of the world's leading financial groups. With approximately 360 years of history, MUFG's global network has about 2,700 offices in over 50 markets with over 180,000 employees.

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Positively impacting the Americas

As part of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc., we believe that by living our values, we'll achieve a balance of size, success, and stability while positively impacting every individual, organization, and community we touch.

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Corporate governance

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Corporate social responsibility

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Our Board of Directors

MUFG Union Bank, N.A. is proud of its diversity and inclusion. As of 6/30/2020, approximately 67% of the MUB Board consisted of women and people of color.

Diversity & Inclusion


of the MUB Board consists of women and people of color.

Board of Directors

Kazuo Koshi

Kazuo “Kaz” Koshi is Managing Executive Officer and serves in multiple distinct positions for Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), and for MUFG Bank, Ltd., its commercial banking subsidiary.

Since May 2017, as Deputy Regional Executive for the Americas, he has served as the second most-senior executive of the Americas operations for MUFG and MUFG Bank.  In July 2019, he was named Executive in Charge of Latin America and Canadian Regions, MUFG Bank Ltd.  He is also deputy executive in charge of the Global Financial Crimes Compliance Division.

Mr. Koshi was appointed Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of MUFG Americas Holding Corporation and MUFG Union Bank, N.A., in April 2020.  He is based in New York, frequently traveling to Tokyo and throughout the Americas.

Mr. Koshi has more than 30 years of experience with MUFG, including the legacy organization, and in recent years has been continuously engaged in the formulation and execution of Americas strategy.  He has accrued 19 years of work experience in the U.S. since 1995, assigned to managerial positions on the West and East Coasts, on both the business and support sides.

A native of Japan, Mr. Koshi earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tokyo's Faculty of Engineering in 1985, and an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, in 1990.

Robin Bienfait

Ms. Bienfait is the CEO of Emnovate, an executive advisory firm delivering enterprise-class services to large global companies. Prior to founding her own firm, Ms. Bienfait was Executive Vice President and Chief Enterprise Innovation Officer at Samsung Electronics from 2014 to 2016. She previously held a number of executive positions at Blackberry from 2007 to 2014, including: Chief Information Officer, Chief Technology Officer for Software and Chief Information Security Officer. Prior to her career at Blackberry, Ms. Bienfait spent 23 years at AT&T in a range of roles, including: Senior Vice President, Worldwide Network Operations, Network Security and Network Disaster Recovery and Chief Compliance Officer. Ms. Bienfait is Chairman of the board of directors for Global Aviation and a member of the board of directors at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She earned a B.S. in Engineering from Central Missouri State University and a M.S. in Technology Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Kevin Cronin

Kevin Cronin is President and CEO of MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation and MUFG Union Bank, N.A. He is also CEO for the Americas and Regional Executive for MUFG and MUFG Bank, Ltd., with oversight of control functions in Latin America, Canada, and the United States. Mr. Cronin is a member of the Board of Directors of MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation and MUFG Union Bank, N.A, and the Executive Committee of the Americas. He is based in the company's New York headquarters. His appointments were effective March 31, 2021.

Mr. Cronin was previously the Head of MUFG's Global Corporate and Investment Bank in the Americas (GCIB). GCIB manages client relationships across all major industry verticals and delivers a full suite of corporate lending, structured lending, capital markets, and transaction banking capabilities to large and mid-corporate clients. Under Mr. Cronin's leadership, GCIB produced consistent growth, becoming an increasingly important earnings contributor to MUFG in the Americas and globally.

Prior to joining MUFG in 2011, Mr. Cronin spent more than 20 years at Bank of America and its predecessor firms, where he held senior roles leading U.S. corporate banking, transaction banking, and loan syndications. He was also a member of the merger integration team following the acquisition of Merrill Lynch. Mr. Cronin began his career at Union Bank as a middle-market commercial loan officer.

Mr. Cronin holds a BS in Business Administration from Boston University and an MBA from Babson College.

Linda Cunningham

Linda Cunningham is a retired bank regulator with 34 years at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) in bank supervision and Enterprise Risk Management.  Following retirement, she has provided independent consulting services in bank regulation, governance and Enterprise Risk Management through her own LLC.  Prior to retirement from the OCC, she most recently served as the OCC’s first Chief Risk Officer and led the Enterprise Risk Management Office.  Linda designed and implemented an Enterprise Risk Management Framework including a risk assessment process, risk appetite statement, risk escalation and mitigation processes, metrics and reporting.  She reported directly to the Comptroller and chaired the Enterprise Risk Committee. She participated on the OCC’s Executive Committee, Committee for Bank Supervision, National Risk Committee and other executive level committees, influencing discussions and decisions toward a comprehensive risk view while aligning strategic and tactical goals. 

During the majority of her career, Linda served as a Large Bank Examiner in Charge (EIC) of some of the largest and most complex financial institutions in the nation including Bank of America, PNC, KeyBank and Mellon, through several economic cycles including the financial crisis.  Linda was designated a Senior National Bank Examiner in 2011, the highest honor available to national bank examiners. 

John R. Elmore

John R. Elmore, a 39-year veteran of the financial services industry, is the former Vice Chairman, Community Banking and Branch Delivery at U.S. Bank in Minneapolis, a position he held for seven years prior to his retirement in 2019. He also served as Executive Vice President and Head of Community Banking at U.S. Bank, the same role he held at Firstar Bancorp. prior to the 2002 merger of U.S. Bancorp and Firstar.

Mr. Elmore also served as President of Mercantile Credit Corporation, where he was a member of the Executive Committee.  His responsibilities included oversight of the mortgage company, credit card portfolio, dealer services and all consumer activities in the St. Louis and Kansas City area.  He also served as Head of Mercantile’s Lawrence, Kansas Region during the 1990s.

Additionally, Mr. Elmore led First National Bank of Lawrence as its President from 1988 until 1993. Throughout most of the 1980s, Mr. Elmore held several positions at United Missouri Bank in internal audit, credit, commercial lending and special assets. He started his career as a bank examiner at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, and earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Kansas State University.

Michael D. Fraizer

Mr. Fraizer is a Senior Advisor to and investor in Blue Heron Capital. He also will serve as an advisor to early-stage companies. Previously, his 32-year corporate career included serving as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Genworth Financial, Inc. for 8 years after 24 years with GE where he held a number of senior positions which included: Senior Vice President of GE and Director of GE Capital, President and CEO of GE Financial Assurance, President of GE Capital Commercial Real Estate Financing & Services, President and Representative Director of GE Japan and a number of other financial and business development positions. Mr. Fraizer also serves as a board member of Grange Insurance and Richmond Performing Arts CenterStage. Mr. Fraizer and his wife founded the Mary and Frances Youth Center at Virginia Commonwealth University in cooperation with the university to provide a range of youth enrichment programs.

Suneel Kamlani*

Mr. Kamlani is a senior banking executive with over 30 years of experience running global markets and investment banking businesses. He served as Co-Chief Executive Officer of Markets and President of Global Banking & Markets at the Royal Bank of Scotland. He was appointed to the RBS Group Executive Committee with responsibility for 118,000 staff in 39 countries. Prior to joining RBS in 2010, Mr. Kamlani spent 22 years in senior management roles at UBS Investment Bank, rising to the position of Chief Operating Officer and member of the UBS Group Managing Board. Over three decades, he led Debt Capital Markets, Fixed Income and Investment Banking businesses in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Mr. Kamlani began his investment banking career at Bankers Trust in New York. He has served on the boards of UBS Limited and SIFMA Europe, as well as on advisory committees at the Bank of England, the IMF and IIF. Mr. Kamlani has a B.A. in Economics from Northwestern University and was a Senior Advanced Leadership Fellow at Harvard University. He is on the Board of Advisors of the Northwestern Buffett Institute for Global Affairs and on the Director’s Advisory Council of Harvard’s Advanced Leadership Initiative. Mr. Kamlani also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of MUFG Securities Americas Inc.

*Mr. Kamlani serves only on the board of directors of MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation

Masahiro Kuwahara

Masahiro “Masa” Kuwahara is Senior Managing Corporate Executive and Group Chief Risk Officer for Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (MUFG), and Senior Managing Executive Officer, Chief Risk Officer in charge of the Corporate Risk Management Division and Credit Policy & Planning Division, Chief Credit Officer for MUFG Bank, Ltd., MUFG’s commercial banking subsidiary.  He is also a member of the board of directors of MUFG Bank, Ltd.

Mr. Kuwahara has more than three decades of experience with MUFG, including the legacy organization, having joined Mitsubishi Bank, a predecessor of MUFG Bank, Ltd, in 1986.  He has held multiple leadership positions within the company, including senior management roles in Europe, the Middle East & Africa. 

A native of Japan, Mr. Kuwahara earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tokyo's Faculty of Law, and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.  He is based at the company’s headquarters in Tokyo.

Hiroshi Masaki

Mr. Masaki is the Executive Officer, Deputy Chief Operating Officer-International, Deputy Chief Executive, Global Commercial Banking Business Unit. He previously served as the Executive Officer and Head of the Planning Office for Asia for MUFG Bank, Ltd. Based in Singapore, he has been responsible for managing the safety and soundness of the bank’s branch operations — which includes risk, compliance, and regulatory matters —across 17 markets in South-east Asia, East Asia (excluding China), South Asia (including India) and Oceania.

Mr. Masaki has more than 25 years of experience with MUFG in corporate banking and strategic planning for global business. In 2004, he moved from Japan to New York branch and was there for eight years, first with its Japanese Corporate Banking Department. He later joined the U.S. Corporate Banking Division, Strategic Planning Group of Headquarters for the Americas where he helped expand the U.S. Corporate Banking business. Mr. Masaki has played key roles in MUFG’s global inorganic growth strategy in Asia. He was a core member of the bank’s acquisition project in Thailand, Bank of Ayudhya (Krungsri) in 2013. Mr. Masaki led the integration of the banks in 2015 and later became General Manager of Krungsri Strategic Office.

In 2016, after MUFG forged a strategic alliance with Philippines’ Security Bank Corporation(SBC), Mr. Masaki was seconded to SBC to facilitate business development opportunities between the two banks. Before his appointment in Singapore, he was the Senior Vice President and Deputy Head of SBC’s Alliance Segment. Mr. Masaki graduated from the Faculty of Business Administration at the Yokohama National University in Yokohama, Japan.

Toby S. Myerson

Mr. Myerson, our lead outside director, is Chairman and CEO of Longsight Strategic Advisors, LLC. Qualified as an attorney at law in New York and California, Mr. Myerson has held top management positions in a career spanning four decades, most recently as Partner and as Co-Chair of Global Mergers and Acquisitions at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP until 2017. Mr. Myerson also serves on the Board of Directors of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. He is a member of the advisory board of the Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance, a member of the board of directors of the Japan Society, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and he participates in the World Economic Forum. Mr. Myerson earned a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from Harvard University.

Jeffrey Storey

Jeff Storey is the President and CEO of Lumen Technologies, the $22 billion revenue telecommunications company, which provides various integrated services to business and residential customers. As CEO, he has led a turnaround of the business and the acquisition of new businesses. Under his leadership, Lumen also undertook a complete rebranding of the company, changing the name from CenturyLink to Lumen Technologies. Jeff joined Lumen as President and Chief Operating Officer as part of the acquisition of Level 3 Communications, and soon after stepped into the CEO role.

Prior to joining Lumen Technologies, Jeff was the President and CEO of Level 3 Communications, a global telecommunications company with a comprehensive portfolio of data, security, video, voice and unified communications solutions. As CEO, he positioned the company to capitalize on the industry transition from legacy services to more efficient and secure technologies. He also prioritized a company-wide focus on the customer experience, enabling his team to respond more effectively to the complex demands of the market.

Before he became CEO of Level 3, Jeff served as the company’s President and Chief Operating Officer, with global responsibility for Level 3’s sales, marketing, customer and network operations, IT and business process engineering spanning three regions: North America, Latin America and EMEA.

Jeff served as President of Leucadia Telecommunications Group, the telecommunications subsidiary of Leucadia National Corporation (now known as Jefferies Financial Group.) He joined Leucadia as part of their acquisition of WilTel Communications, where he served as President and CEO.

Prior to the acquisition of WilTel Communications by Level 3, Jeff served as President and CEO for five years. WilTel Communications was the telecom spinoff from the Williams Companies, which helped to get the modern telecom industry off the ground by running fiber optic cable through its decommissioned pipelines. Before he became CEO, Jeff held a variety of roles WilTel, including Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer of Network, where he was responsible for all areas of operations, including the Williams lab, vendor certifications, network planning and engineering, field operations and network management. He oversaw a multi-billion dollar capital budget, driving customer satisfaction from 56% to 85%. Prior to this role, he was the Vice President of Metropolitan Access Services, where he held P&L responsibility for the metropolitan access line of the business.

Jeff joined Williams Telecommunications from Cox Communications, where he worked in a variety of positions, including Vice President of Commercial Broadband Services. In this role, he was responsible for all commercial products and services within Cox Communications, including business planning, product development, marketing, sales and operational strategies. From 1994 to 1997, Jeff served as VP – Cox Business, where he was also responsible for the overall network operations of the Oklahoma City system, including engineering, construction and operation of the fiber network, SONET transmission network, cable television headend and plant operations for the cable television network.

Jeff spent the first eleven years of his career at Southwestern Bell Telephone in a variety of roles. In his most recent role, he served as Member of the Technical Staff for Advanced Communication Systems. In this capacity, he participated in a number of M&A projects evaluating privatization of foreign telephone companies, creating international cellular networks and domestic cable TV operations.

Kazuto Uchida

Mr. Uchida is an Advisor to MUFG Bank, Ltd. and Chairman of Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities Co., Ltd. in Japan. Since joining Mitsubishi Bank in 1985, he has assumed various senior positions, including Chief Economist, General Manager of the Treasury and Investment Division, and Chief Executive of the Global Markets Unit. He is a leading expert in Japanese financial markets and a member of the Japanese official delegation of the diplomatic corps for ASEAN and European countries.

Dean A. Yoost

Mr. Yoost is a board member of both MUFG Union Bank and Pacific Life Insurance Company. He is also one of three members of the advisory board of American Honda Finance Corporation. He previously served as a board member of two NYSE-listed companies.

He is a founder and serves as the chairman of the Corporate Directors Roundtable of Orange County. He also is a board member of the National Association of Corporate Directors in Southern California. Additionally, he is a trustee and a member of the executive committee of the University of California Irvine's Foundation.

Mr. Yoost retired as a partner after 33 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers, wherein he held numerous client service and firm leadership positions. During this period, he lived and worked in Tokyo and Beijing for 16 years serving the needs of global clients and establishing and building the firm's businesses. He was elected as a director for four years to the 18-partner global oversight board of PwC International Limited, the top governing body of the global network of firms. At his retirement, Mr. Yoost was the firm's managing partner in Orange County, California, and the regional leader of its advisory services practice.

Mr. Yoost is the author of a book entitled A Director's Voyage Through Risk Management published by The Risk Management Association, and the co-author of a second book entitled Navigating Information Technology in the Boardroom, also published by The RMA. He has authored and co-authored over 75 articles and editorials published in The RMA Journal, Asian Wall Street Journal, NACD Directorship, Directors and Boards, Journal of International Taxation, European Business Forum and other business publications.

Code of conduct

This Code of Conduct represents our commitment to maintain a scrupulously ethical company.

Code of ethics

The honesty, integrity and sound judgment of its senior financial officers is fundamental to MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation.

Vendor Code of Conduct

This Vendor Code of Conduct sets forth our expectations for all our Vendors related to regulatory compliance, ethical business practices, labor and human rights, diversity and inclusion, health and safety, and environmental stewardship.