NEW YORK, -- Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), one of the world's leading financial groups, today announced that it has hired Okeatta Brown as Head of Inclusion & Diversity (I&D) for the Americas.
Ms. Brown, a nationally recognized leader in diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI), and engagement, will join MUFG to elevate and enhance the bank's I&D efforts in the region. She will be based in Charlotte, North Carolina, and report to Amy Ward, Chief Human Resources Officer for the Americas. Ms. Brown will lead the I&D team and provide direction and support to MUFG's Executive I&D Council. She will also serve as a link between MUFG's enterprise resource groups and business unit I&D councils to drive further success on diversity commitments.
Ms. Brown joins MUFG from Wells Fargo, where she held leadership roles for the past two decades. Her diverse background includes strategy, transformation, and program development for various workforce, marketplace, and social impact and sustainability initiatives. She was most recently senior vice president and Lead External Engagement Strategist for Diverse Segments, Representation, and Inclusion, where she was responsible for building strategic frameworks and solutions to advance the bank's DEI efforts. Ms. Brown earned a Master of Business Administration from Montreat College and is a graduate of Johnson C. Smith University.
"Okeatta has demonstrated a passion for service and community stewardship throughout her career, and we welcome her dedication and enthusiasm as we work to further enhance and advance our inclusion and diversity initiatives at MUFG," said Amy Ward. "Our brand identity centers on our commitment to serving our colleagues, clients, and society through forming long-term relationships and together building a brighter future, and we look forward to Okeatta joining us on that mission."