Bita Ardalan

Managing Director and Head of Commercial Banking, MUFG Union Bank

THE LATEST: Ardalan was named in September as one of America Banker’s “Women to Watch.” She was recognized for increasing Union Bank’s lending to middle-market firms at a faster pace than its competitors, for revamping her team’s compensation model and for developing a new term sheet process to help lenders make faster preliminary offers.

BACKGROUND: Ardalan directs a team that services clients’ debt financing, depository and cash management, global trade and foreign currency exposure needs. She previously served as head of the financial institution’s middle-market banking and helped found Union Bank’s national specialized lending group.

WORTH NOTING: Ardalan serves on the Iranian-American Women Foundation’s advisory board. She also serves as an ambassador for the Looking Beyond Foundation. In October, Union Bank purchased Intrepid Investment Bankers to work closely with Ardalan’s team.


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