Tokyo based leading global financial group Mitsubishi UFJ financial group made an announcement earlier this week that it has hired industry veteran, Chris De Sibert to head their business operations for Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) regions from their London office. As per the announcement the official title for Mr. Sibert is Director and in his new role as the director, Chris De Sibert is responsible for overseeing MUFG’s latest global initiative to cover institutional clients in FX space with Sibert handling EMEA region. The primary type of firms targeted as possible clients include hedge funds, Insurance, Central Banks, Sovereign Wealth Funds and regional banks as per information in Mr. Sibert’s LinkedIn profile.
As per the detail in his profile, Mr. Sibert has already joined hands with MUFG in their London office but information simply states he joined the financial giant this month, while certain reports online state that his tenure with MUFG just began earlier this week. Mr. Sibert in a veteran in FX industry having more than two decades of experience and having served climbed the corporate ladder all the way from bottom to higher management level posts over the course of last 25 years. Prior to his current tenure at MUFG, Chris was a part of NatWest Markets, having held the role of Director for their institutional FX Sales division which is part of Investment banking arm of RBS for one year and five months. He started his career back in 1993 as a Forex sales executive for Banque Nationale de Paris (now known as BNP Paribas) and served as Forex sales executive for Citibank.
He then slowly began moving up in ranks as his career progressed, having held multiple high level roles such as VP of FX sales in UBS, Director of FX Sales at bank of America, Director and Managing Director of FX & Commodities Sales at HSBC Global Banking and Markets and as Global head of business development at FX brokerage R5FX. It should also be noted that prior to his tenure at NatWest Markets, Chris had already served in RBS in early part of his career as Director of their FX Sales focusing on Iberian FX sales business operations. Aside from his mainstream career path, Chris also continues to serve in capacity of Non-Executive Director for Caribbean Sustainable Agriculture Ltd for more than four years for which he is also an angel investor since 2012.
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