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

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

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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 and Interim Chair of Board Risk 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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  • Kenji Fujii

    Kenji Fujii

    Non-Executive Director

    Mr Fujii was appointed as Non-Executive Director in July 2015 and is also currently a Managing Executive Officer, Head of Global Risk Management at Mizuho Securities Co. Ltd., 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 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

    Notified Non-Executive Director

    Mr Sciard was appointed to the Board in October 2011. He is a member of the Remuneration Committee as well as 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 Global Ratings, and on the Board of VTB Capital Plc.

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

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

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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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