MUFG Bank appoints Harm Bots as Head of EU

MUFG Bank today announced the appointment of Harm Bots as Head of EU, MUFG Bank, effective 1 April. Harm is responsible for leading the delivery of the company’s strategy in Europe and will drive connectivity across all of our locations in continental Europe to expand our value to clients through our innovative sustainable finance capabilities and build out our financial institutions business in the EU.

In addition, Harm is appointed as an Executive Officer of MUFG Bank, effective 28 June.

Takanori Sazaki, Regional CEO for EMEA, MUFG, said: “We are delighted to appoint Harm as Head of EU at an exciting time for our business in continental Europe, which forms a core part of our growth plans for the region.

“We have a long history in the EU and deep client relationships, serviced by our excellent people on the ground. Creating a single point of leadership in the EU will allow us to bring further focus to our regional strategy. Building on our previous success, we are offering clients access to our global network, building out ESG capabilities and enhancing our offering to financial institutions to bring our clients the best of MUFG. Harm’s experience and client insight will propel us further on this path and help drive our ongoing success in Europe, and across our broader organisation.”

Harm Bots continued: “I am excited to be leading our EU businesses at this important stage in the roll out of our strategic plans to position the business for growth. MUFG has been providing exceptional client service in the region for more than 50 years and I am looking forward to building on the local team’s successes in expanding the value the company adds to existing and prospective clients.”

Harm joined MUFG in 2021 as Deputy President, and later became President and CEO of MUFG Bank (Europe) N.V. (MBE). Harm continues in this role and reports to Takanori Sazaki.