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Koguchi Mitsuru

General Manager
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank

Mitsuru Koguchi is acting as General Manager, Structured Finance Department, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited. (“SuMi TRUST”).


Until recently, he was Head of Asset Finance Team which was formed in October 2012 after the merger of two major trust banks, Sumitomo Trust Bank (“STB”) and Chuo Mitsui Trust Bank (“CMTB”) in April of the same year.


Since then, the Team has expanded the business under his leadership and built a portfolio with a focus on aviation finance. SuMi TRUST currently manages  US$ 3.5bil aviation finance portfolio as of Mar 2018.

The origination of aviation finance opportunity is now being covered globally from Tokyo, London, SGP, Hong Kong and New York office.


He also took a key role in establishing Ortus Aircraft Lease Fund, a first time aircraft lease fund in Japanese market, launched in 2016 in partnership with NOVUS Aviation.


He joined STB in 1987 and  has extensive experiences in aircraft lease & finance business including formation of aircraft leasing company (“Boullioun”) in Seattle WA USA and joint venture (“S.A.L.E”)、c/k/a “BOC Aviation”.


He is now based in Tokyo and previously spent his career in Seattle, Singapore and Hong Kong.

He graduated from Keio University and holds a Bachelor of Art.

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