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

  • Shinsuke Toda

    Shinsuke Toda

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

    Mr Toda took on his current role in April 2020. With nearly three decades of extensive experience in banking and financial services, he has held several leadership positions within Europe and Asia, since joining the bank in 1990. Most recently, Mr Toda was Managing Executive Officer, Deputy Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa, Mizuho Bank, Ltd. Prior to this; he was Executive Officer, Deputy Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa, Mizuho Bank, Ltd.

    He was General Manager, Global Corporate Coordination Department, Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. / Mizuho Bank, Ltd.

    Mr Toda also served as General Manager, Europe Department, Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. / Mizuho Bank, Ltd., Deputy General Manager, Corporate Banking Division No.6, Mizuho Bank, Ltd., Joint General Manager, Europe Division, Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd., and Senior Manager, Corporate Banking Division No.13, Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd.

    He is Chair of the Supervisory Board of Mizuho Bank Europe N.V., and the Board of Directors of AO Mizuho Bank (Moscow)*.

    Mr Toda holds an MSc in Management, (Sloan Programme) from London Business School London, UK, and an Economics degree from the Hitotsubashi University Tokyo, Japan.

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  • Suneel Bakhshi

    Suneel Bakhshi

    President & Chief Executive Officer, Mizuho International plc

    Mr Bakhshi became President & CEO of Mizuho International plc in January 2019. He joined from London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG), where he served as CEO of LCH Group, the global clearing house majority owned by LSEG, for four years until October 2017. He retains strong links with LSEG where he continues to serve as honorary Chairman of LSEG's Advisory Committee. Prior to the position at LCH, he was President & CEO, Citigroup Global Markets, Japan. Mr Bakhshi spent more than 30 years at Citigroup, working in multiple asset classes across Trading, Banking and Risk Management and was a member of Citi's Management Committee. During his career he has lived and worked in Europe, North America, Asia and Middle East. Outside of Mizuho, Mr Bakhshi is a member of the Board of Governors of the Royal Ballet School in London.

    Mr Bakhshi holds an MBA in Finance from Queens University in Canada, and a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from the University of Delhi, India.

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  • 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

    Chair of the Board, Independent Non-Executive Director

    Mr Weymouth joined the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director in July 2015 and was appointed Chair in June 2016. He is Chair of the Nomination Committee. He has nearly 40 years’ experience in financial services, including roles as Chief Information Officer at Barclays and Chief Risk Officer at RSA Insurance. His experience as an executive includes a wide range of senior roles in operations, technology, risk and leadership. His other Non-Executive Directorships are Chair of One Savings Bank PLC, Non-Executive Director and Chair of Board Risk Committee at Royal London Mutual Insurance Society and Chair of Fidelity Investment Services Ltd.

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

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  • Suneel Bakhshi

    Suneel Bakhshi

    President & Chief Executive Officer, Mizuho International plc

    Mr Bakhshi became President & CEO of Mizuho International plc in January 2019. He joined from London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG), where he served as CEO of LCH Group, the global clearing house majority owned by LSEG, for four years until October 2017. He retains strong links with LSEG where he continues to serve as honorary Chairman of LSEG's Advisory Committee. Prior to the position at LCH, he was President & CEO, Citigroup Global Markets, Japan. Mr Bakhshi spent more than 30 years at Citigroup, working in multiple asset classes across Trading, Banking and Risk Management and was a member of Citi's Management Committee. During his career he has lived and worked in Europe, North America, Asia and Middle East. Outside of Mizuho, Mr Bakhshi is a member of the Board of Governors of the Royal Ballet School in London.

    Mr Bakhshi holds an MBA in Finance from Queens University in Canada, and a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from the University of Delhi, India.

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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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  • Atsushi Takahashi

    Atsushi Takahashi

    Non-Executive Director

    Mr Takahashi was appointed as a member of the Board of Directors in April 2019. He is Deputy President (Representative Director) at Mizuho Securities Co. Ltd., where he holds various head positions in Financial Control & Accounting; IT & Systems; Operations; Global Finance; Global IT and Global Operations.

    More recently, Mr Takahashi was Deputy Head of Global Markets Company for Mizuho Financial Group & Head of Global Market for Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd. Mr Takahashi has undertaken a wide range of assignments since joining the organisation in April 1985, and has held a variety of senior roles. Outside of Mizuho, he is a Director at Nippon Securities Technology.

    Mr Takahashi graduated from the Faculty of Economics, Keio University, Tokyo.

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  • Yuzo Kanamori

    Yuzo Kanamori

    Non-Executive Director

    Mr Kanamori was appointed as a member of the Board of Directors in April 2020. He is also currently an Executive Managing Officer, Head of Global Risk Management at Mizuho Securities Co. Ltd., in Tokyo. He has over 33 years’ international experience in financial services, with a focus on Global Investment Banking and Strategic Planning. Mr Kanamori holds various head positions in Research & Consulting Unit; Risk Management Group; Global Risk Management and is in charge of the Due Diligence department.

    More recently, Mr Kanamori was Executive Managing Director of Head of Strategic Planning Group for Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd & Joint Head of Global Corporate Company for Mizuho Financial Group. While undertaking a wide range of assignments since joining the organisation in April 1987, he has held a variety of senior management roles at Mizuho Securities and Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.

    In 2005, Mr Kanamori was Managing Director, Head of ECM & Advisory, Mizuho International plc.

    Mr Kanamori graduated from the Faculty of Economics, Keio University, Tokyo and holds an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business.
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  • Maureen Erasmus

    Maureen Erasmus

    Senior 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 Chair of the Remuneration Committee and member of the Board Risk and Nomination Committees. Maureen has over 25 years’ international experience in financial services with a focus on UK and European risk and regulation frameworks.

    Outside of Mizuho, Ms Erasmus is Non-Executive Director of Maitland Ltd., Independent Non-Executive Director of Credit Suisse (UK) Ltd., where she is Chair of the Risk Committee. Maureen also sits on two non-profit boards, namely Population Services International (PSI) and the African Leadership Institute.

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

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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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  • David Atkinson

    David Atkinson

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    David was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director in February 2020. He is Chair of the Board Risk Committee and member of the Audit and Compliance Committee, Board Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee. During a 23 year career at Goldman Sachs he worked in a variety of senior roles in finance and risk management. He was based in Asia for 12 years, including 5 years in Tokyo.

    Outside of Mizuho, David is a Non-Executive Director at Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust where he is chair of the Finance and Investment Committee. He is also a trustee on the boards of two disability charities, namely Papworth Trust and Varrier-Jones Foundation.

    David is a graduate of the University of Lancaster and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

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  • Rob Tallentire

    Rob Tallentire

    Chief Financial Officer, Mizuho International plc.

    Mr Tallentire was appointed to the Board on 22 October 2018. He has been with Mizuho International for five and a half years as Chief Financial Officer. He has over 23 years’ experience in global financial markets and investment banking. 

    Prior to joining Mizuho International, Mr Tallentire was CFO for the EMEA region at Macquarie Group.



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  • Shinsuke Toda

    Shinsuke Toda

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

    Mr Toda took on his current role in April 2020. With nearly three decades of extensive experience in banking and financial services, he has held several leadership positions within Europe and Asia, since joining the bank in 1990. Most recently, Mr Toda was Managing Executive Officer, Deputy Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa, Mizuho Bank, Ltd. Prior to this; he was Executive Officer, Deputy Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa, Mizuho Bank, Ltd.

    He was General Manager, Global Corporate Coordination Department, Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. / Mizuho Bank, Ltd.

    Mr Toda also served as General Manager, Europe Department, Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. / Mizuho Bank, Ltd., Deputy General Manager, Corporate Banking Division No.6, Mizuho Bank, Ltd., Joint General Manager, Europe Division, Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd., and Senior Manager, Corporate Banking Division No.13, Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd.

    He is Chair of the Supervisory Board of Mizuho Bank Europe N.V., and the Board of Directors of AO Mizuho Bank (Moscow)*.

    Mr Toda holds an MSc in Management, (Sloan Programme) from London Business School London, UK, and an Economics degree from the Hitotsubashi University Tokyo, Japan.

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The Management Board for Mizuho Securities Europe GmbH


  • Christoph Seibel

    Christoph Seibel

    Chief Executive Officer, Mizuho Securities Europe GmbH

    Mr Seibel joined the Mizuho group as Chief Executive Officer of Mizuho Securities Europe GmbH in March 2019. He joined from RBC Capital Markets in London where he was Head of EMEA Corporate Debt Capital Markets since 2013. Mr Seibel has more than 21 years’ experience in advising corporates on capital structure topics including debt and equity capital raising, hybrid capital, liability management, securitization, acquisition finance and related risk management.

    Mr Seibel started his banking career in 1998 in the Media & Telecom Investment Banking team at Bank of America. In 2003 he moved to Debt Capital Markets covering corporates in a variety of sectors and countries. He has subsequently held roles at BNP Paribas as Head of Corporate DCM for Germany, Austria & Switzerland and then at UBS as Head of DCM Corporate Origination for Europe.

    Mr Seibel holds an MBA in International Business from Darla Moore School of Business.

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  • Wolfgang Koehler

    Wolfgang Koehler

    Chief Risk Officer, Mizuho Securities Europe GmbH

    Mr Koehler was appointed to his current role as Chief Risk Officer of Mizuho Securities Europe GmbH in November 2018 covering Legal, Risk and Compliance. He joined from TP ICAP where he was Chief Risk Officer EMEA and prior to that Global Head of Risk at ICAP.

    Mr Koehler started his career with Deutsche Bank as a Chartered Banker and post-graduation went on to serve in the areas of Legal, Credit Risk and Operational Risk Management in New York, Frankfurt and Tokyo. Subsequently Mr Koehler extended his wide range of risk management related experience in trading & sales businesses with senior appointments at Barclays, RBS, Bank of America and Nomura in London.

    Mr. Koehler studied Economics and Law and is admitted to the Bar in Germany.

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  • Peter Krafft

    Peter Krafft

    Chief Financial Officer, Mizuho Securities Europe GmbH

    Mr Krafft was appointed to his current role as Chief Financial Officer of Mizuho Securities Europe GmbH, in Frankfurt in December 2018. More recently, Mr Krafft was Director Finance – Head of Capital Adequacy at Mizuho International in London.

    Prior to joining Mizuho, Mr Krafft was a Senior Manager at Macquarie Group in London for more than six years holding the positions of Head of Regulatory Reporting EMEA and Head of Product Control Germany. Together with his time at Sal. Oppenheim, Mr Krafft has almost 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry within a wide range of functions including leadership roles in Product Control and Regulatory Reporting and experience in Risk Management.

    Mr Krafft holds a Master of Science in theoretical Physics and is a Professional Risk Manager (PRM) certified by PRMIA.

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