New York – Mizuho Bank Americas (Mizuho) today announced the appointment of Eric Yoss as Chief Risk Officer. As CRO, Eric will be responsible for setting the strategic direction for risk and credit management for Mizuho’s business operations in the Americas and serve on the firm’s U.S. Risk Committee and Americas Management Committee. He will be based in New York and report to Hiroshi Suehiro, Senior Managing Executive Officer and Head of the Americas, Mizuho Bank, and Ryusuke Aya, Chief Risk Officer for Mizuho Bank’s parent company, Mizuho Financial Group.
With over 25 years of risk management experience, Eric has a strong background in investment banking, capital markets and trading. He joins Mizuho from Barclays, where he served as Head of Risk for the Americas and Chief Risk Officer of Barclays Capital, the U.S. Broker/Dealer. Prior to Barclays, Eric held senior risk management positions with Deutsche Bank and J.P. Morgan.
“Enhancing the risk management framework for our U.S. operations is key as we expand our business throughout the region,” stated Suehiro. “Adding a CRO with Eric’s strong and varied risk management background and wealth of capital markets and investment banking expertise is extremely important to ensuring a continued upward trajectory for the Mizuho Americas platform.”
About Mizuho Bank
Mizuho Bank provides financial and strategic solutions for the increasingly diverse and sophisticated needs of clients, focusing its efforts on serving major corporations, financial institutions, individuals, public sector entities and small and medium-sized enterprises. A relationship management approach to serving clients enables Mizuho Bank, together with group companies including Mizuho Trust & Banking and Mizuho Securities, to develop customized solutions in areas such as corporate, structured and project finance, investment banking, transaction banking and risk management. With offices in 37 countries, Mizuho Bank offers clients both localized service and the extensive reach of a global business network. Mizuho Bank is a subsidiary of the Japan-based Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: MFG), one of the largest financial services companies in the world, with total assets of approximately $1.6 trillion.