MUFG taps math expert Hironori Kamezawa as CEO to lead digital shift

New signage for MUFG Bank Ltd., the main banking unit of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc., is displayed in front of the bank’s headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, on Sunday, April 1, 2018. Photographer: Akio Kon/Bloomberg

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. named Hironori Kamezawa as chief executive officer, turning to a math expert to help Japan’s biggest bank forge a path in the digital era.

Kamezawa, 58, will take the top post on April 1, the Tokyo-based bank said in a statement on Friday, confirming news reports from earlier this week. He succeeds Kanetsugu Mike, 63, who is stepping down after just a year at the helm but will remain chief of the main lending subsidiary.

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