Wendy Breuder

Class of 2015

Wendy Breuder is a Managing Director, Co-General Manager, and Head of Midwest General Industries, within the US Corporate Banking Division of MUFG Americas. MUFG Americas is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, headquartered in Japan, with principal subsidiary operations of MUFG Union Bank, N.A. and The Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. in the United States. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (NYSE: MTU) is one of the world’s largest financial organizations with total assets of $2.3 trillion as of December 31, 2014. 

Ms. Breuder is a lead negotiator for financing mergers, acquisitions, business expansion and operations both domestically and internationally. She has extensive debt capital markets experience and has led institutionally top ranked groups. 

Ms. Breuder currently manages over 150 of the largest multinational Fortune 500 corporate relationships within the US Corporate Banking Division. Her team is responsible for client relationship management and facilitating new business opportunities in over 40 countries, with an emphasis on Asia. Ms. Breuder’s team currently leads the US Corporate Banking Division in both top line revenue and net operating revenue. She also works closely with the firm’s Loan Marketing Joint Venture partner, Morgan Stanley, on specific client relationships. This past year, Ms. Breuder was one of 22 elite professionals chosen by the firm to conduct an enterprise-wide continuous improvement strategy. She was directly responsible for analyzing six lines of business in eight countries to find synergies in an effort to reduce expenses and improve operating revenue. 

Prior to joining MUFG Americas, Ms. Breuder was Co-Head of US Corporate Client Coverage and Chicago Branch Manager at BNP Paribas. In this role, she was directly responsible for client relationship management with Fortune 500 clients operating globally. She prepared and executed the strategy to achieve a top 10 ranking within the large corporate banking community. She also had direct responsibility for the relationship with the Federal Reserve Board of Chicago. 

In 2014, Ms. Breuder was recognized by American Banker Magazine’s Most Powerful Women in Banking, Top 25 Women to Watch. She has been a speaker at the American Banker Magazine’s Mentor Factor in New York. 

Ms. Breuder is currently on the Board of Directors for the Japan America Society of Chicago, and is a founding member of the Business Council of the Art Institute Chicago. Ms. Breuder is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and is a graduate of the Kellogg School of Management, Women’s Director Development Program at Northwestern University. She earned a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Business Administration from the University of Miami and a Juris Doctorate from Duquesne University. She holds Finra licenses series 24, 63 and 79.