Apollo, a global alternative asset manager, has named Tatsuo Tanaka as its Japan chair.

As Japan chair, he will support Apollo’s asset management platform including its equity business. Tanaka brings 50 years of experience in the banking and finance industry in Japan, having held various senior positions in financial institutions including deputy president of MUFG Bank and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, chairman of Union Bank and, most recently, chairman of Citigroup.

“Mr. Tanaka is a highly regarded leader and, in chairing Apollo’s Japan business, he will help drive our strategy to partner with Japanese institutions and savers to evolve their asset allocation toward alternatives,” comments Marc Rowan, Apollo CEO.