Christopher P. Higgins joined MUFG as chief information and operations officer for MUFG Americas Holdings and its U.S. banking subsidiary, MUFG Union Bank, effective December 10, 2018.

Higgins will serve on the company’s executive committee for the Americas. He will be based in New York and report to President and CEO for MUFG Americas Steve Cummings.

Higgins has served as chief information officer for U.S. Bank in Minneapolis since 2012. He was responsible for the company’s Enterprise Technology Services, which includes enterprise architecture, application development, enterprise technology testing, enterprise technology program/project management, and global infrastructure. Previously, he worked at Bank of America for 18 years, where he was responsible for Enterprise Information Management, which included U.S. data warehousing, business continuity, disaster recovery and global information security.

“Chris is an ideal fit for our organization and he will be instrumental in taking our technology and operations activities and collaborative culture to the next level,” said Cummings. “His technical expertise and proven track record in leading forward-looking technology and operations initiatives that are customer-focused will be an enormous asset to our team as we evolve our business model.”

Among his many professional achievements, Higgins was instrumental in corporate strategy development at U.S. Bank, as well as planning and execution of a technology and operations strategy that focused on improving product innovation, accelerating time-to-market, reducing cost and improving quality.