Kanetsugu “Sugu” Mike (“ MEE-kay”) is Chairman of MUFG.
Since joining the company in 1979, Sugu has been instrumental in developing the bank’s global business, with assignments in London, New York, and Thailand. He has also led various high-profile projects involving complex integrations, including the merger of entities that ultimately created MUFG.
In 2011, he was appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive of Corporate Services, where he was responsible for the bank’s information systems and operations. Following this assignment and the bank’s investment in the fifth-largest bank in Thailand, in 2014, Sugu was appointed Vice Chairman of the Bangkok-based Bank of Ayudhya (Krungsri) and played a key role in its successful integration with MUFG Bank’s Bangkok branch.
In 2017, after serving as Co-Chief Executive of the Global Business Unit and Regional Executive for the Americas, he was appointed President and CEO of MUFG Bank. In 2019, he was appointed President & Group CEO of MUFG, became Deputy Chairman in 2020, and was appointed Chairman in April 2021. He also served as Chairman of the Japanese Bankers Association from April 2020 to June 2021.
Sugu earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Keio University in 1979, and a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1987.
Sugu is an avid practitioner of Kendo, a Japanese martial art.