Our top Union Bank executives
Chief Executive Officer for The Americas, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. and MUFG Bank, Ltd.
President & CEO, MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation and MUFG Union Bank, N.A.
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.
Head of Japanese Corporate Banking for the Americas
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.
Head of Global Transaction Banking, Head of Transaction Banking Americas, and Bay Area President
Ranjana Clark is a global banking leader with more than 25 years of executive experience and deep knowledge of the financial services industry. She is the Head of Global Transaction Banking and Head of Transaction Banking for MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation and its primary subsidiary, MUFG Union Bank, N.A. In addition, she serves as Bay Area President for MUFG and Union Bank, and as Executive Officer for MUFG Bank, Ltd. Ms. Clark is a member of MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation’s Executive Committee for the Americas, the primary policy making group for the bank and holding company. She also recently served as Chief Transformation Officer. Based in San Francisco, Ms. Clark reports to Kevin Cronin, CEO for the Americas, and Yoshitake Manabe, Head of Transaction Banking Group.
Prior to joining MUFG in 2013, Ms. Clark was Chief Customer and Marketing Officer at PayPal. She also served as President of Global Business Payments and Head of Global Strategy at The Western Union Company.
Ms. Clark earlier was Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Wachovia and a member of the Operating Committee. She also served as Head of the Treasury Services Group and managed the merger integration, growth and transformation of that business into an industry leading position. Prior to Wachovia, she spent five years with Deutsche Bank in Mumbai, India.
She earned an MBA with an emphasis in Finance from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, an MBA with an emphasis in Marketing from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Delhi. She had held the Certified Treasury Professional designation as well as Series 7, 8, 24 and 63 securities licenses.
Ms. Clark was named to American Banker Magazine’s annual list of the Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking in 2020, and numerous times before. She has been recognized as one of the most influential leaders in banking and payments by American Banker, Global Finance, Treasury & Risk Management, PaymentsSource, and Bank Technology News.
Ms. Clark is a member of the Board of Directors of StanCorp Financial Group, Inc.; Xometry, Inc.; the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley; and the Bay Area Council. She also serves on the President’s Leadership Council of The Asia Foundation. Previously, Ms. Clark served on the Board of Visitors of the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, and the Boards of The Association of National Advertisers, the Ad Council, and the Committee for Economic Development in Washington, D.C.
Michael F. Coyne
Chief Audit Executive and Executive Officer of MUFG Bank
Denise DeMaio is responsible for ensuring an effective Third Line of Defense for MUFG Combined U.S. Operations and MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation through the development and execution of MUFG America’s Internal Audit Plan and administrative oversight over Credit Review activities, Global Financial Crimes (GFC) Audit and Global Audit Transformation (GAT). She leads almost 400 team members who serve as trusted partners and leaders in identifying and mitigating risks for MUFG Americas.
Denise has built a reputation for delivering strategic results, teambuilding and developing talent. During her more than 25-year career, Denise has been responsible for the development and execution of internal audit practices and strategies for corporations in the U.S. and abroad.
Prior to joining MUFG, Denise served as Executive Vice President, Chief Auditor of TD Bank. In addition to leading a team of 150 internal audit professionals, she helped build future leaders through her work on the Women in Leadership Executive Committee. Denise joined TD Bank from Protiviti, Inc., where she served as Director of Internal Audit Services, with responsibility for the internal audit practice for financial services in the Midwest. Before Protiviti, Inc., Denise served as Group Senior Vice President, Audit Director for ABN AMRO/LaSalle Bank Corporation based in Amsterdam for more than eight years. Denise was responsible for the entire audit activity in Europe, and during her tenure was responsible globally for the audit of all corporate functions and SOX testing for the Group Audit Division. She started her career with Ernst & Young LLP in Chicago.
A Certified Public Accountant and Certified Risk Professional, Denise earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Northern Illinois University and Master of Business Administration from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Additionally, she is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors Financial Services Advisory Board.
Denise proudly serves as Executive Sponsor of the firm’s Pride Alliance ERG whose mission is to support, strengthen, and collaborate with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and ally communities.
She and her husband, Peter, live in New Jersey and have two children.
Chief Risk Officer for the Americas
Brian Gunn is Chief Risk Officer for the Americas, which includes MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation and its primary U.S. banking subsidiary, MUFG Union Bank, N.A. Mr. Gunn is responsible for providing strategic direction for risk management for the Americas, including enterprise-wide risk, credit, compliance, and business security for MUFG’s operations in the U.S., Latin America, and Canada. He is also responsible for instituting sustainable risk programs in technology and data governance, continuing the integration of the risk function across the Americas, and meeting regulatory deliverables.
Mr. Gunn has over 25 years of experience in risk management at large financial institutions, which includes Chief Risk Officer positions at Santander Holdings USA, Ally Financial, and GE Money Canada, a subsidiary of GE Capital. During his career, he successfully led risk organizations through complex business transformation efforts, remediation programs to address significant regulatory issues, and enterprise and cultural change initiatives. Prior to joining MUFG, Mr. Gunn served as a Senior Advisor at Oliver Wyman, a global management consulting firm, and provided strategic counsel to institutional clients in the banking industry on risk and regulatory management issues, including navigating the COVID-19 pandemic across various product classes.
Mr. Gunn holds a B.S. in Finance from Providence College and an M.B.A. from Hofstra University’s Frank G. Zarb School of Business. Additionally, since 2019, he has served as a member of the advisory board of the Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut (CGC), which is dedicated to improving the mental and behavioral health of children and teenagers through treatment, education, and community support.
Chief Information and Operations Officer and
Head of the Transformation Program
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. As head of Operations & Technology for the Americas, his responsibilities consist of supporting 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, Operations and Technology Risk Management, Mergers & Acquisitions Integration, and Operations and Process Excellence, including both Consumer and Wholesale (payments, treasury and cash management, middle and back office support, etc).
In addition to his role as CIOO, Chris also serves as Head of the Transformation Program for MUFG in the Americas, where he is leading a comprehensive business transformation that will allow us to deliver new technologies, platforms, and processes that will increase collaboration, support scalable, adaptive solutions to meet future needs, and fuel growth across the business.
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.
Chief Financial Officer
Neal Holland serves as Chief Financial Officer for MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation and its primary banking subsidiary, MUFG Union Bank, N.A. In this role, Mr. Holland leads the Financial Management team for the Americas, which includes Corporate Treasury, Corporate Finance, Financial Planning and Analysis, Procurement, Accounting, and Risk Management. He is a member of the Executive Committee for the Americas and is a Policy-Making Officer.
He previously served as Chief Financial Officer for Union Bank and Deputy Chief Financial Officer for MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation from July 2020 to May 2021. Prior to these roles, Mr. Holland was Controller and Chief Accounting Officer for MUFG Americas beginning in 2018. In that role he was responsible for Corporate Accounting, Tax, Transfer Pricing, Business Unit Risk Management, SOX Compliance, and many other matters relating to general accounting.
Since 2008, Mr. Holland has held several key financial positions in the company including leading the FP&A organization and managing Finance and Strategy for the Regional Bank.
Prior to joining MUFG, Mr. Holland was Executive Vice President of Countrywide Bank’s Direct Bank; a Senior Consultant in Deloitte & Touche’s Global Capital Markets group and a Senior Auditor at Deloitte & Touche.
Mr. Holland is a cum laude graduate of the University of Washington, where he received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with concentrations in both Accounting and Information Systems. He holds a CFA charter and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Chief of Staff
Masatoshi Komoriya is Executive Officer and Chief of Staff for the Americas for MUFG Bank, Ltd. and MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation, which includes MUFG Union Bank N.A., MUFG Securities Americas Inc., and MUFG Fund Services (USA) LLC. He assumed this New York-based position in June 2018.
Prior to this appointment, Mr. Komoriya was Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer for MUFG Bank, Ltd. in EMEA since May 2017. He has more than 27 years' experience in banking, having worked across Japan, the U.S., and EMEA, developing his career in strategic planning, including branch network optimization in the EU continent, and Brexit contingency planning.
From 2010 to 2017, Mr. Komoriya held a number of senior-level positions within the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.’s Tokyo and London offices. He also has previous experience with MUFG in New York, where he was a Senior Manager in the bank’s Planning Division for the Americas from 2006 to 2010.
Mr. Komoriya graduated from Waseda University in Tokyo with a BA in Law, and earned degrees in Master of Laws from the University of Pennsylvania and Master of Laws (Corporation) from New York University Law School.
Executive Chairman, Board of Directors – MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation and MUFG Union Bank, N.A.
Kazuo “Kaz” Koshi is Executive Chairman of the Boards of MUAH and MUB, a position he assumed in April 2020; and serves in multiple distinct positions for Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), and for MUFG Bank, Ltd., its commercial banking subsidiary. He is based in New York.
In May 2020, Kaz was announced as Deputy Chief Operating Officer – International (Deputy COO-I), and Deputy Chief Executive of Global Commercial Banking Business Group (GCB). He also is Deputy Executive Officer in charge of financial crimes compliance, overseeing the Global Financial Crime Division.
Previously, Kaz served as Deputy Regional Executive for the Americas, from May 2017 to May 2020, the second most-senior executive of the Americas operations for MUFG and MUFG Bank. From July 2019 to May 2020, he was Executive in Charge of Latin America and Canadian Regions, MUFG Bank Ltd.
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 more than 20 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.
Head of Corporate & Investment Banking in the Americas
Jonathan Lindenberg is Head of Corporate & Investment Banking in the Americas. Jon joined MUFG in January 2009 and went on to build the market-leading Project Finance franchise in the Americas. In 2012, he was named Head of Structured Finance and was later elevated to Deputy Head and eventually to Head of Investment Banking. He was named Head of Corporate & Investment Banking in 2021.
Prior to joining MUFG, Jon spent 18 years at Citigroup where he was Global Head of Infrastructure and Energy Finance. In this role, Jon managed the bank’s global project finance practice.
Jon holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics with high distinction from Indiana University and an MBA with highest honors from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business where he is a frequent guest lecturer in energy project finance.
Chief Operational Effectiveness Officer
Fran Lindner is an experienced technology leader who has spent her nearly 30-year career leading transformational change across broad global teams in the financial services industry. She is Chief Operational Effectiveness Officer for MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation and its U.S. banking subsidiary, MUFG Union Bank, N.A., and she is a member of the Executive Committee for the Americas.
She focuses on critical enterprise priorities and initiatives, including oversight of the company’s Quality Center of Excellence (QCOE)/End-to-End Process Improvement group, the Central Risk and Control Office, Enterprise Change Management, Enterprise Program Management and other areas.
Fran joined MUFG in 2019 to lead Business Enablement Technology, which is responsible for delivering technology to all businesses across the company. Prior to joining MUFG, she spent 20 years at Bank of America in a number of senior technology roles. Most recently, she was responsible for the risk and control effectiveness of Global Technology and Operations (GT&O), including application software development lifecycle management, information security and data management.
Previously, she was responsible for end-to-end technology delivery supporting the bank’s staff functions including Global Finance, Global Human Resources, Global Marketing and Communications, Corporate Real Estate and Global Supply Chain Management. Earlier in her tenure, she supported the Wholesale Credit and Consumer Finance businesses.
Fran started her career at First Data Corporation as a client service director. She has a Bachelor of Science from Florida State University and is fluent in both English and Italian.
Head of Global Markets for MUFG in the Americas
President & CEO of MUFG Securities Americas Inc.
Bill Mansfield serves as Head of Global Markets for MUFG in the Americas and President & CEO of MUFG Securities Americas Inc. In this role, he is responsible for providing FX and interest rate risk management solutions to corporate clients and institutional investor connectivity to our origination and distribution strategy. Products under his leadership include the full suite of Fixed Income products and Equities.
Mr. Mansfield joined MUFG in April 2013 and is based in New York. He is a member of the Board of Directors of MUFG Securities Americas Inc. as well as the International Executive Committee for MUFG Securities. In addition, he is a member of the MUFG Americas Holdings Executive Committee.
Prior to MUFG, Mr. Mansfield held leadership positions at Rabobank International, where he was Head of Global Financial Markets (GFM) Americas and CEO of Rabo Securities USA, Inc. In these roles, Mr. Mansfield was also a member of the Global Management Team for GFM and a member of the North American Management Team for Rabobank International. He has over 30 years of experience across a number of multi-national financial institutions.
A graduate of University of Missouri-Columbia, Mr. Mansfield holds series 7, 24, 79, and 63 securities licenses.
President of Union Bank and Head of Regional Banking
Greg Seibly is President of Union Bank® and Head of Regional Banking. With more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, including more than 15 years in senior leadership roles, Seibly oversees Commercial Banking, Real Estate Industries, Consumer Banking (including PurePoint Financial), Intrepid Investment Bankers, and Wealth Markets businesses, as well as the bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility programs. In this capacity, Mr. Seibly provides oversight and strategic leadership for this business unit serving nearly 1 million individual and business customers in California, Oregon and Washington. He is also a member of the Executive Committee for the Americas.
Prior to joining Union Bank in March 2020, Seibly served as President and CEO of the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco. Other past positions include President of Consumer Banking for Umpqua Bank in Portland; President and CEO of Sterling Financial Corp. in Spokane, Wash.; California President for US Bancorp in Los Angeles; and executive roles at Wells Fargo and Bank of America.
Seibly serves on the Board of Directors of the Pacific Coast Banking School and is a past board member of both the Washington Bankers Association and the California Bankers Association.
Seibly holds a bachelor of science degree in finance from Indiana University.
Deputy Regional Executive, MUFG Americas
Ryoichi Shinke is Deputy Regional Executive for the Americas at MUFG, with oversight of Canada and Latin America operations, a position he assumed in May 2020. He is also Managing Executive Officer for MUFG Bank and is based in New York.
Previously, Mr. Shinke was Managing Executive Officer & Group Head, Corporate Banking Group No. 2, for MUFG Bank, where he led business promotions for Japanese global corporates based in Tokyo.
Mr. Shinke began his career in 1988 with Sanwa Bank, a predecessor of MUFG. In a wide-ranging corporate banking career, Mr. Shinke has subsequently held leadership positions in finance, HR, and corporate communications, both in Japan and abroad.
His first international assignment was in the bank’s New York office in 1994, with the US Corporate Finance Group. In 1998, he moved to Tokyo for a Head Office position in the Human Resources Division, followed by an appointment in the Corporate Banking Department. He returned to New York in 2007, where he continued to manage Japanese corporate customers for the next four years.
Progressing through successive leadership roles, Mr. Shinke’s career included responsibilities as Executive Officer and General Manager of the Global Business Division, part of the Transaction Banking group; and Executive Officer & Regional Executive of MUFG India, overseeing the bank’s business for India and Sri Lanka.
Mr. Shinke has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Emory University in Atlanta, and a Bachelor of Commerce and Management Degree from Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo. In his spare time, Mr. Shinke enjoys golf, swimming, and reading.
Chief Strategy Officer for the Americas
Mark Thumser is Chief Strategy Officer for the Americas, which includes MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation and its primary U.S. banking subsidiary, MUFG Union Bank, N.A.
Mr. Thumser is responsible for leading the development and execution of corporate strategy for the Americas and working with each line of business and support unit on their respective strategies.
Based in New York, he is a member of the Executive Committee for the Americas, the primary policy making group for the bank and holding company, reporting to Regional Executive for the Americas Kevin Cronin.
Mr. Thumser, who joined MUFG in 2012, was most recently Head of Global Corporate and Investment Banking Strategy and Business Operations. Previously, he spent 11 years at
J.P. Morgan Chase in a variety of progressively senior positions. There he helped establish the Global Corporate Bank as a new business unit and built-out the global finance support team. Before joining J.P. Morgan Chase, he began his career at Renaissance Worldwide / The COBA Group where he advised clients in technology, telecom and utility industries, and performed commercial due diligence for UK private equity firms.
Mr. Thumser holds a JD degree from Vanderbilt Law School and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Notre Dame.
Amy C. Ward
Chief Human Resources Officer for the Americas
Amy C. Ward is an innovative leader of strategic human resources with more than 20 years of experience in the financial services sector. She serves as Chief Human Resources Officer for the Americas for MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation and its primary subsidiary, MUFG Union Bank, N.A. She is responsible for overseeing all human resources strategy and functions for the company's operations in the United States, Canada and Latin America.
Ms. Ward is a member of MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation's Executive Committee for the Americas, the primary policy making group for the bank and holding company. She is based in New York and reports to Kevin Cronin, U.S CEO.
Prior to joining MUFG in 2017, Ms. Ward spent 18 years at PNC Financial Services, Inc. in a number of HR leadership roles. Most recently she served as Senior Vice President/Senior HR Business Partner Executive where she provided strategic HR leadership and counsel to the company's Retail Banking, Asset Management, Corporate & Institutional Banking, and CIO/Treasury businesses.
Ms. Ward holds a Master of Science degree in Human Organization Science from Villanova University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in labor and industrial relations with a minor in business from Pennsylvania State University.