Sunday, 09 August 2020

Mitsubishi UFJ names Goh Kiat Seng as Executive Vice President and Co-Head of Global Corporate Banking in Malaysia

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc.’s banking subsidiary in Malaysia, MUFG Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (MUFG), has appointed Mr. Goh Kiat Seng as Executive Vice President and Co-Head of Global Corporate Banking in Malaysia. Mr. Goh joined the bank on 12 July, and is based in Kuala Lumpur.

Mr. Goh will be responsible for strengthening MUFG’s existing corporate banking client portfolio as well as spearheading the acquisition of new business for the bank in Malaysia. He will report to both the CEO and President for MUFG Malaysia Mr. Yuta Uchiyama and functionally to Mr. Sanjiv Vohra, Head of Global Corporate Banking Division for Asia & Oceania region.

Mr. Goh has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, largely with Standard Chartered Bank in Malaysia and focusing on global corporate and institutional banking. Prior to joining MUFG, he was the Managing Director and Country Head of International Corporates at Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia, a position he held since January 2017.

Mr. Goh’s appointment underscores MUFG Bank’s ongoing efforts at strengthening its management bench with top-tier, global talent for growth.

Said Mr. Vohra: “One of MUFG’s key priorities going forward is to establish a grouporiented approach that would allow us to harness our global network and resources to provide a comprehensive suite of integrated financial solutions for our clients. With Kiat Seng’s experience and expertise, I am confident that he will not only take our corporate banking business in Malaysia to greater heights, but contribute substantially to our efforts to adopt an integrated, “One MUFG” approach to supporting our clients in Asia.”

Mr. Goh’s career began with Dun and Bradstreet and MUFG Bank – then known as Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (Malaysia) Berhad – before joining Standard Chartered Bank in 1999. His early days with Standard Chartered saw him in Kuala Lumpur, where he took on various roles in the local corporates and transaction banking teams, the latter of which he was responsible for marketing and developing supply chain and trade finance solutions. He next moved to the bank’s Singapore office from 2003 – 2006 to join the regional structured trade finance team and was very active in providing structured medium-term financing solutions to clients based in Indonesia and Thailand.

Mr. Goh joined the Dubai office in 2006 where he was responsible for managing its portfolio of key global corporate relationships. He moved back to Malaysia in 2011 and has since taken on broader responsibilities that included overseeing Standard Chartered’s global corporates and financial markets portfolios in the country. Mr. Goh graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from the Golden Gate University, San Francisco, California, in 1996.

MUFG Bank has been present in Malaysia for over 60 years.

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