Wendy Breuder is the Arizona president and head of corporate real estate and resource location strategy for MUFG, one of the world’s largest financial institutions headquartered in Japan. In this capacity, she is responsible for transforming the firm’s corporate real estate footprint and for creating and executing its strategy for a new shared-services initiative in the United States.
Prior to this, Breuder was co–general manager and head of Midwest general industries within MUFG’s Wholesale Banking Division in the Americas, where she led negotiations for financing mergers, acquisitions, business expansion, and operations both domestically and internationally. Previously, she managed over 175 multinational Fortune 500 corporate relationships within the US Corporate Banking Division at MUFG. Her team facilitated new business opportunities in over forty countries, with an emphasis on Asia. Before joining MUFG, Breuder was cohead of US corporate client coverage and the Chicago branch manager at BNP Paribas.
Breuder earned a bachelor of arts and a master of business administration from the University of Miami. She has a doctor of law degree from Duquesne University and is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. She is a graduate of the Women’s Director Development Program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a 2015 alumna of the DirectWomen Board Institute, a project of the American Bar Association designed to increase representation of women lawyers on corporate boards.
For four consecutive years (2014–2017), the prestigious American Banker magazine has recognized Breuder as among the “Most Powerful Women to Watch.” She currently serves 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 of Chicago.