Our leaders' depth and breadth of expertise reflects the global reach of our business of which EMEA is a key region.

  • Hiroshi Nagamine

    Hiroshi Nagamine

    Managing Executive Officer, Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa, Mizuho Bank Ltd., Mizuho Financial Group Inc

    Mr Nagamine was appointed to his current role in April 2017. He has undertaken a wide range of assignments since joining the organisation in April 1988, including Senior Investor Relations Officer, Mizuho Financial Group and General Manager of Mizuho Bank's Corporate Banking Division No 13.

    Mr Nagamine has a Law degree from the University of Tokyo.

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  • Michiel de jong

    Michiel de Jong

    President and Chief Executive Officer, Mizuho International plc and Managing Executive Officer, Mizuho Securities, Co., Ltd.

    Mr de Jong was appointed to the Board in September 2012, and has over 25 years of experience in global markets and investment banking.  He began his career at ABN AMRO in 1986 where he held various international positions in Singapore, Turkey, Hong Kong, Germany, Amsterdam and London before becoming Chief Executive Officer BU Europe. Following the takeover by RBS, he joined the Executive Committee of Global Banking & Markets with responsibility for CEMEA and was appointed to the Managing Board of ABN AMRO with responsibility for Europe and Asia. 

    Mr de Jong has a Master of Law from the University of Amsterdam. 

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  • Tsutomu Suzuki

    Tsutomu Suzuki

    Managing Director & CEO, Mizuho Trust & Banking (Luxembourg) S.A.

    Mr Suzuki was appointed to the role of Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer in May 2016. With nearly 30 years’ experience within the Mizuho Financial Group, Mr Suzuki has a wide range of experience across the business including both corporate and trust banking in both Europe and Asia.  He has held various senior positions within the organisation including Managing Director and Joint General Manager of Mizuho Bank Nederland N.V.

    Mr Suzuki has a BA in Commerce and Management from Hitotsubashi University in Japan.

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The Board of Directors for Mizuho International plc


  • David Weymouth

    David Weymouth

    Chairman of the Board, Independent Non-Executive Director

    Mr Weymouth joined the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director in July 2015 and was appointed Chairman in June 2016. He chairs the Board Risk and Nomination Committees and is a member of the Remuneration, Audit and Compliance Committees. He has nearly 40 years’ experience in financial services, including roles as Chief Information Officer at Barclays and Chief Risk Officer at RSA Insurance where he sat on both executive committees. His experience as an executive includes a wide range of senior roles in operations, technology, risk and leadership. His current Non Executive directorships include Royal London Mutual Insurance Society, Fidelity Holdings (UK) and Bank of Ireland UK.

    He has a degree in modern languages from University College London and an MBA from the University of Exeter.

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  • Michiel de Jong

    Michiel de Jong

    President and Chief Executive Officer, Mizuho International plc and Managing Executive Officer, Mizuho Securities, Co., Ltd.

    Mr de Jong was appointed to the Board in September 2012, and has over 25 years of experience in global markets and investment banking. He began his career at ABN AMRO in 1986 where he held various international positions in Singapore, Turkey, Hong Kong, Germany, Amsterdam and London before becoming Chief Executive Officer BU Europe. Following the takeover by RBS, he joined the Executive Committee of Global Banking & Markets with responsibility for CEMEA and was appointed to the Managing Board of ABN AMRO with responsibility for Europe and Asia. Mr de Jong has a Master of Law from the University of Amsterdam.

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  • Masahiko Mochizuki

    Masahiko Mochizuki

    Deputy President & Senior Managing Director

    Mr Mochizuki was appointed to the Board in 2005 and is Head of the Strategic Decision Support Department. He joined the organisation in 1982 and has held various senior management positions in London, Madrid and Tokyo.

    Mr Mochizuki is an Economics graduate of Keio University in Tokyo and holds an MSc in Development Economics from Oxford University.

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  • Hideyuki Kawashima

    Hideyuki Kawashima

    Non-Executive Director

    Mr Kawashima was appointed as a member of the Board of Directors in in April, 2017.  He is a member of the Board Risk Committee and Remuneration Committee.  He is also a Executive Managing Director and Chief Audit Executive at Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd in Tokyo.  Mr Kawashima has over 30 years of banking experience and has held a variety of senior roles within the Mizuho Group including President and CEO of Mizuho Securities Asia Limited.

    Mr Kawashima is a graduate of Tokyo University and holds an MBA from the International University of Japan.

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  • Kenji Fujii

    Kenji Fujii

    Non-Executive Director

    Mr Fujii was appointed as Non-Executive Director in July 2015 and is also currently an Executive Officer, Board Director and Head of Global Risk Management at Mizuho Securities in Tokyo. Mr Fujii has over 30 years of experience in capital markets and has held a variety of senior risk management roles at Mizuho Securities, Aozora Bank and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group.

    Mr Fujii graduated from the University of Tokyo in and holds an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.

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  • Christopher Newell

    Christopher Newell

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    Mr Newell was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director and a member of the Board of Directors in April 2012. He chairs the Audit and Compliance Committee and is a member of the Board Risk, Nomination, and Remuneration Committees.

     

    Mr Newell has over 25 years of experience in diversified financial institutions; most notably a long tenure at Altium Capital Limited where he was a founding Director and subsequently a Non-Executive Director.

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  • Thierry Sciard

    Thierry Sciard

    Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

    Mr Sciard was appointed to the Board in October 2011. He chairs the Remuneration Committee and is a member of the Audit and Compliance, Board Risk and Nomination Committees.  Having held senior roles at some of the largest global investment banks including Fortis Investments, Lehman Brothers, Calyon and Citigroup, Mr Sciard has over 30 years of combined investment banking and investment management experience. Before joining the Board he was a managing partner at StormHarbour Partners which he left at the end of 2012. Mr Sciard is also on the European Boards of S&P and Liquidnet, and on the Board of AXA UK plc.

    Mr Sciard graduated from Ecole Speciale de Commerce, Paris in 1979.

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  • Maureen Erasmus

    Maureen Erasmus

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    Ms Erasmus was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director and member of the Board of Directors in May 2017.  She is also a member of the Board Risk, nomination and Remuneration Committees.  She has over 25 years’ international experience in financial services with a focus on UK and European risk and regulation frameworks.

    Ms Erasmus is a graduate of the University of Cape Town.

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  • Hiroshi Nagamine

    Hiroshi Nagamine

    Managing Executive Officer, Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa, Mizuho Bank Ltd., Mizuho Financial Group Inc

    Mr Nagamine was appointed to his current role in April 2017. He has undertaken a wide range of assignments since joining the organisation in April 1988, including Senior Investor Relations Officer, Mizuho Financial Group and General Manager of Mizuho Bank's Corporate Banking Division No 13.

    Mr Nagamine has a Law degree from the University of Tokyo.

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