ACEF Speaker 2021

Colin Chen

Managing Director & Head of ESG Finance, Asia Pacific Asian Investment Banking Division,
MUFG Bank, Ltd.

Mr. Colin Chen is the Head of ESG Finance, Asia Pacific, for MUFG Bank. In this newlycreated role, he will build upon MUFG’s ESG finance strategy in the region and deepen its market presence by further establishing the bank as a centre of excellence for green financing.

Mr Chen joined MUFG Bank in 2000 and has been involved in structured finance for over 30 years. Prior to his current appointment, he was MUFG’s Head of the Structured Finance, Asian Investment Banking Division, responsible for the project finance, real estate and asset finance businesses for the bank for the Asia and Oceania region*. Under his leadership, MUFG has consistently been ranked one of the top project finance lenders in APAC and renowned for the inroads it has made in renewables financing in Asia.

Over the course of his career he worked in London, New York and Singapore covering both advisory roles as well as arranging roles. He is currently based in Singapore.

Mr. Chen has a BSC (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from the University Of Manchester Institute Of Science and Technology and an MBA from the University of Rochester, NY.


  • Deep Dive Workshop: Finance to Accelerate Energy Transition in Asia and Pacific: Public Sector Initiatives and Good Practices of Private Sector (ADB, Japan METI)