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MUFG appoints Japan’s only megabank CEO with a math degree

Choice of Kamezawa ignores seniority and schooling in push to go digital

Hironori Kamezawa, who will assume his new post in April, has been head of the group's digital strategy since 2016.

TOKYO -- Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group will promote Deputy President Hironori Kamezawa to president and CEO in April, replacing its chief executive after just one year as Japan's top bank embraces change to speed its digital shift, Nikkei learned Wednesday.

Kamezawa's appointment breaks a number of conventions at MUFG and in Japan's conservative banking sector.

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