Mizuho Americas wins three 2021 Markets Choice Women in Finance Awards

November 19, 2021

New York, November 19, 2021 – Mizuho Americas today announced that Darlene Pasquill, Head of Americas Equity Division was honored for Excellence in Leadership at the 2021 Markets Choice Awards for Women in Finance. Pasquill’s nomination highlighted her role in helping the firm participate in larger equity revenue fee pools by expanding its products and services to its institutional clients. Other winners included Rutuja Jagtap, Vice President, Banking Americas; and Laura London, Vice President, Corporate Communications and Marketing, both named Rising Stars.

Pasquill, Jagtap, and London were celebrated in a virtual ceremony last night. In addition, Liz Ceisler, Mizuho Americas Co-Chief Human Resources Officer and past Markets Choice Women in Finance Award Winner and Jean Lam MacInnes, Americas Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, served as award presenters for Excellence in Human Resources and Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion, respectively.

“Mizuho salutes the great work of these women, whose commitment to colleagues and clients personifies the entrepreneurial spirit and collaborative approach that helps produce outstanding results,” said Shuji Matsuura, Chairman and CEO, Mizuho Americas. “I join the rest of the firm in congratulating Darlene for her continued success, and Rutuja and Laura on their bright careers representing the next generation of leaders at Mizuho.”

The winners of the Markets Choice Awards are determined by the Markets Media editorial staff in conjunction with the Women in Finance Advisory Board.

About Mizuho Americas

Mizuho Americas is a leading provider of a broad range of financial services, including corporate and investment banking, lending, custody, treasury services, research and capital markets solutions. With professionals across the U.S., Canada, and Latin and South America, Mizuho Americas supports corporate clients, institutional investors, and public sector organizations by connecting local markets to a vast global network. To learn more about Mizuho Americas' business, values, and ethical commitments, and the entities it comprises, visit to www.mizuhogroup.com/americas

Mizuho Americas is an integral part of the Japan-based Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: MFG). Mizuho Financial Group is one of the largest financial institutions in the world, offering comprehensive financial and strategic services through its subsidiaries. The group has approximately 900 offices and 60,000 employees worldwide in nearly 40 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA, and Asia. As of December 31, 2020, its total assets were $2.1 trillion. Learn more about Mizuho Financial Group at www.mizuhogroup.com.  

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Jim Gorman
Director, Media Relations, Mizuho Americas
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Laura London
Vice President, Media Relations, Mizuho Americas
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