Makoto Shibata

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 Makoto Shibata

Makoto Shibata

Digital Transformation Division, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. , Head of Global Innovation Team

Mr. Shibata currently leads The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ’s research and development initiatives in emerging technology as well as planning and implementation of its online and mobile financial services. He joined the bank in 1984.

With over 18 years of digital banking and e-business experience, he has been involved in a wide range of developmental projects on new channels for retail and corporate customers. He has also helped pave the way for the bank’s push into financial technology, or fintech, through its digital innovation division.

His career in the banking sector has also included stints in corporate planning, accounting, corporate finance, and retail customer services.

Mr. Shibata is also a founding member of Finovators, a pro-bono organisation that mentors fintech start-ups in Japan. He is also an active participant in thought leadership events, where he speaks on topics from digital innovation to fintech.

Mr. Shibata has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from University of Tokyo and a Masters of Science in Development Economics from Oxford University.

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