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Teisuke Kitayama

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Name
Teisuke Kitayama
Current Designation
Chairman
Current Institution
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC)
Country
Japan
Specialisation
Chairmen, CEOs and Presidents

Kitayama joined Mitsui Bank in 1969 and became the managing director of the merged Sumitomo Mitsui Bank in 2001. After his appointment as president of Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG) in 2005, he strengthened the group’s range of services from credit cards to lending and financial advisory services. He has also taken steps to build up brokerage, investment banking, and wealth management services, both in Japan and abroad. Kitayama, who has heralded overseas expansion, including retail banking projects in Vietnam, turned over the presidency of SMFG in early 2011 to senior managing director Koichi Miyata, and on April 1st 2011 became chairman of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation.


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