Mizuho Americas Announces Senior Japanese Corporate Banking Appointment

October 27, 2016

New York – Mizuho Americas announces the appointment of Alan Roche as a Managing Director in its Japanese Corporate Banking business. In his new role, Roche will be responsible for providing the North American subsidiaries of Mizuho’s Japanese corporate clients with high-level strategic advisory, financing and execution capabilities and full suite of banking products. He will report to Masanobu Kobayashi, Managing Director and Head of Mizuho’s Japanese Corporate Banking business for the Americas. 

Roche brings over thirty years of corporate and investment banking experience working with major Japanese corporations to Mizuho. He spent the majority of his career with Bank of America in the US and Japan, most recently as a Managing Director directing North America client coverage of Japanese corporate subsidiaries in the automotive, captive finance, general trading, electronics and general industrial sectors.

“Adding a seasoned banker with Alan’s extensive experience as a trusted advisor to major Japanese corporations operating in the US and Canada will be a significant benefit to our ability to support client business interests throughout the region,” said Kobayashi.

About Mizuho Americas
Mizuho Americas comprises several legal entities, which together offer clients corporate and investment banking, financing, securities, treasury services, asset management, research and more. With professionals in offices throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Chile, Mizuho’s operations in the Americas connect a broad client base of major corporations, financial institutions and public sector groups to local markets and a vast global network. Mizuho Americas is an integral part of the Japan-based Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. Learn more at mizuhoamericas.com

Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: MFG) is one of the largest financial institutions in the world, offering comprehensive financial and strategic services including private banking and venture capital through its subsidiaries. The group has over 56,000 employees working in over 900 offices in nearly 40 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA and Asia. At the end of March 2016, its total assets were $1.8 trillion. 

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