The Myanmar Global Investment Forum

Go Watanabe

Managing Executive Officer and Chief Executive Officer, Headquarters for Asia and Oceania

Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ


Mr Watanabe was appointed as managing executive officer and chief executive officer of Asia and Oceania region in June 2013. He is responsible for the bank’s business lines across 13 countries in the region and relocated from Tokyo to the new headquarters for the region in Singapore. He has been with the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU) since 1982.  He started his banking career more than 30 years ago at a branch under the then Mitsubishi Bank, Ltd, and subsequently moved on to the foreign exchange and treasury division in New York. Over the next few years, he has had diverse set of managerial role in human resources and corporate banking division.  In 2008, Mr Watanabe was posted to head the bank’s European planning division in London where he spent a year there.  He was promoted to executive officer, deputy president and general manager in 2009 and went on to head the Shanghai branch. After two years in Shanghai where he set up the corporate and investment banking team, Mr Watanabe returned to Tokyo in July 2011 and was appointed head of global corporate banking division, overseeing BTMU’s vast overseas operations. Concurrently he was the global head of financial institutions. Before his recent new appointment for Asia and Oceania region, Mr Watanabe was the managing executive officer and group head of BTMU Nagoya Corporate Banking Group from May 2012 to May 2013, based in Japan.   Mr Watanabe was an economics graduate from Waseda University, Japan in 1982 and obtained his masters in business administration from the University of California, Berkeley, USA, in 1990.


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Tue 16 - Wed 17 Sep 2014

Myanmar International Convention Center 2, Nay Pyi Taw