Managing Director and Head of Government and Regulatory Affairs
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group
Tomo Ishikawa heads the Government and Regulatory Affairs Office at MUFG. Ishikawa is responsible for orchestrating group-wide advocacy strategy on financial regulatory policies, including prudential requirements, conduct-related rules, and climate change. He also oversees recovery/resolution planning for the group, and government relations across the regions. Prior to his current role, Ishikawa headed MUFG’s Regulatory Strategy team for the EMEA region, based in London.
Ishikawa serves as a board member of GFMA (Global Financial Markets Association), representing MUFG. As part of MUFG’s sustainability/climate change strategy, Ishikawa serves as a member of the Steering Group of NZBA (Net Zero Banking Alliance). He also chairs a working group called “NZBA Financing & Engagement” focusing on scaling up transition finance.
Until January 2017, Ishikawa worked as the head of “digital branch” within the Government & Regulatory Affairs Division at Deutsche Bank AG (based in London), where he led the advocacy engagement on technology & digital related policies.
Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Ishikawa served as Deputy Director of Prudential Policy Office at Financial Services Agency of Japan (Japan FSA). He chaired the work stream (WS1) under the Working Group on Margin Requirement (WGMR), reporting to the BCBS and the IOSCO Board, with the mandate to harmonize margin rules across the regions.
Ishikawa started his professional career at Merrill Lynch as an investment banker. After 12 years at Merrill Lynch (Tokyo and NY), he moved to RECOF Corporation (a Japanese M&A boutique), and then to Deutsche Bank (financial institutions coverage banker based in Tokyo). He has 15 years of experience as a “FIG” investment banker, prior to becoming a regulatory policy expert.
Ishikawa graduated from Keio University (Tokyo, Japan) in 1996. He lived in Toronto, Canada, prior to studying economics at Keio.