SMBC Americas Holdings, Inc. (“SMBCAH”), a member of SMBC Group, announced today that it has elected Analisa M. Allen and Morris R. Morgan as independent directors.
“We’re very pleased to welcome Analisa and Morris to the SMBCAH board. They both have strong backgrounds in risk management, corporate governance, and information technology, bringing a significant depth of experience to our board,” said Hiro Hyakutome, CEO of SMBC Americas Division and President & CEO of SMBCAH. Reuben Jeffery, Independent Director and Chairman of the Board of SMBCAH, said, “These appointments further demonstrate the Group’s commitment to strengthening its governance and provide yet another tangible example of how we’re building a stronger, more capable and collaborative SMBC Group in the Americas.”
Ms. Allen held several leadership positions with Goldman, Sachs & Co., where she was employed for 24 years and was responsible for business planning and technical strategy, including as Managing Director, Head of Global Operations Technology and Managing Director, Global Regulatory, Risk and Control Head. In 2015, she joined JPMorgan Chase & Co. as Managing Director and CIO of the Home Lending Consumer Division, and in 2017 was appointed as Managing Director and CIO of JPMorgan Chase’s Data and Analytics Consumer Division. Ms. Allen has been with the Gerson Lehrman Group as an Information Technology Consultant since 2019.
In 2020, she was elected as a member of the board of directors of MGIC Investment Corporation, the parent company of Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation, which provides products and services that help families achieve home ownership and protect mortgage investors from credit losses.
Mr. Morgan has more than 30 years of extensive experience in regulatory risk management and advising clients and financial institutions on corporate governance issues. During this span, he held several roles of increasing scope with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), including Senior Deputy Comptroller, Chief Operating Officer and the Chief National Bank Examiner. He also served as a principal advisor to the Comptroller on domestic and international policy issues.
In 2020, Mr. Morgan joined Chain Bridge Partners, LLC, a leading independent financial regulatory risk management advisory firm, as Managing Director. He is responsible for advising financial clients on a broad range of regulatory risk management and corporate governance issues. While serving in these roles, Mr. Morgan gained deep experience in a wide range of the banking activities of the largest, most complex banks, federal branches, and agencies.
He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and has a National Bank Examiner commission.
About SMBC Group
SMBC Group is a top-tier global financial group. Headquartered in Tokyo and with a 400-year history, SMBC Group offers a diverse range of financial services, including banking, leasing, securities, credit cards, and consumer finance. The Group has more than 140 offices and 86,000 employees worldwide in nearly 40 countries. Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. (SMFG) is the holding company of SMBC Group, which is one of the three largest banking groups in Japan. SMFG’s shares trade on the Tokyo, Nagoya, and New York (NYSE: SMFG) stock exchanges. As of March 31, 2021, its total assets were $2.10 trillion.
In the Americas, SMBC Group has a presence in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Peru. Backed by the capital strength of SMBC Group and the value of its relationships in Asia, the Group offers a range of commercial and investment banking services to its corporate, institutional, and municipal clients. It connects a diverse client base to local markets and the organization’s extensive global network. The Group’s operating companies in the Americas include Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc., SMBC Capital Markets, Inc., SMBC Rail Services LLC, Manufacturers Bank, JRI America, Inc., SMBC Leasing and Finance, Inc., Banco Sumitomo Mitsui Brasileiro S.A., and Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Co., Ltd.