Two Cultures, One Team:
Leading a Major Japanese-Owned Bank in the Americas as the First American CEO
Lunchtime "Zadankai" Seminar
Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 12:30 2:00 PM
Uris 330, Columbia Business School
Featuring: Steve Cummings 79, President & CEO, MUFG Union Bank, N.A.
Moderator: Alicia Ogawa, Senior Advisor, CJEB: Adjunct Associate Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbi University
Mr. Cummings will share his experiences as the first American CEO at the helm of all U.S. operations of Japans largest bank, a position he assumed in May 2015. Hell reflect on notable contrasts hes observed between Japanese and American business cultures, how their strengths complement each other, and where they share common ground. He looks forward to taking questions.
Lunch will be served.
Registration is required at www.gsb.columbia.edu/cjeb.
Steve Cummings is the first American to serve as President and CEO of MUFG Union Bank. He is also a Managing Executive Officer of The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. (BTMU), the first non-Japanese to hold the title in this global company of more than 100,000 employees.
As BTMU CEO for United States, Steve is in charge of all its operations in the nation. He is a member of the Board of Directors of MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation and MUFG Union Bank. Cummings joined MUFG in May 2015 and is based in the companys New York headquarters.
Steve began his career in 1979 with Kidder, Peabody, and has since held progressively senior positions at Bowles Hollowell Conner, Wachovia, and UBS, where most recently he was Managing Director and Chairman for the Americas before joining MUFG.
He holds a BA from Colby College and an MBA from Columbia University. He and his wife, Karen, have six children and two grandchildren.