MUFG Bank announced on April 14 the appointment of Belinda Han as managing director and head of transaction banking for East Asia. She will be responsible for enhancing MUFG’s transaction banking business, which includes cash management and trade finance, in East Asia locations covering Hong Kong, China, South Korea and Taiwan.
Based in Hong Kong, Han will primarily report to Masashi Onodera, head of MUFG transaction banking based in Tokyo, and to Yoshikazu Shimauchi, head of MUFG Hong Kong branch.
“Transaction banking is a core area of focus for the bank, and Han’s appointment reflects MUFG’s strong desire to significantly expand this business through increased cross-sell and product capability for our global and regional corporate clients, as well as for its Japanese corporates,” says Onodera.
Han joins MUFG with 20 years of banking experience. Prior to MUFG, she worked for Standard Chartered in Hong Kong, where she joined as head of trade for Greater China and North Asia in January 2019. Before that, she spent eight-and-a-half years with Deutsche Bank, where her latest responsibility was dual-hatting as head of global transaction banking for Hong Kong and head of trade finance for Greater China.
Han started with Deutsche Bank in 2010 at its Beijing office and relocated to its Hong Kong office in 2016. During her tenure with the bank, she was responsible for growing the global transaction banking business for the bank in this region, providing trade finance, cash management solutions and working capital advisory to MNCs and large local corporates.
Han began her banking career with HSBC China in Beijing in 2000. During her 10 years with HSBC, she amassed extensive experience covering a variety of global banking, commercial banking and branch manager roles in China and Hong Kong.