Harm Bots is President and CEO of MUFG Bank Europe and Head of EU.
He joined the Japanese financial group MUFG 2 years ago. Previously, he worked for NatWest Group, RBS Global Banking & Markets and ABN AMRO.
Harm started his career at ABN AMRO in Amsterdam and later in Tokyo. He held various leadership positions at RBS in Kuala Lumpur and later NatWest Group in London before returning to Amsterdam as chairman of the managing board and CEO of Natwest markets. In his recent role at NatWest, Harm is responsible for setting up NatWest Markets N.V. as the new European bank after Brexit.
Harm is 51 years old, is married to Andrea, lives in Utrecht and has four kids; two twins.
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