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Mizuho wins three 2022 Markets Choice Women in Finance Awards

November 21, 2022

Michal Katz Wins Coveted Trailblazer Award

New York, November 21, 2021 – Mizuho Americas today announced that Michal Katz, Head of Investment and Corporate Banking, was honored as a Trailblazer for her role as one of the few women leading a banking division in the US. In remarks delivered at the awards ceremony in New York, Katz said she hopes to help accelerate a trend towards more women with seats at the table that determine the direction of financial services. Also honored was Managing Director and Head of Derivatives Risk Solutions Shirley Liu for outstanding achievement in Fixed Income Leadership. In the Rising Star category, Executive Director for Interest Rate and Derivative Sales, Anisha Dhanani, was recognized as a future financial services leader.  

In addition, Sarah Kanes, Managing Director, Real Estate, Investment & Corporate Banking; Renee Emmet, Managing Director, Counterparty Portfolio Management; Melissa Mendel, Managing Director, COO Office, Investment & Corporate Banking; and Ashley Horne, Director, Corporate Sponsorships & Events were named as finalists in their respective categories.

“I join the Mizuho community in celebrating the accomplishments of these outstanding women who help drive our success,” said Shuji Matsuura, Chairman and CEO, Mizuho Americas. “We congratulate Michal for an award recognizing her leadership role industrywide, Shirley for her remarkable results driving a product suite critical to our growth, and Anisha for exemplifying the next generation of leaders at Mizuho.”

The winners of the Markets Choice Women in Finance 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 investment and corporate banking, lending, custody, treasury services, research and capital markets solutions. With professionals across the U.S., Canada, and Latin 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 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 800 offices and 55,000 employees worldwide in nearly 40 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA and Asia. As of December 31, 2021, its total assets were approximately $2 trillion. Learn more about Mizuho Financial Group at www.mizuhogroup.com.


For inquiries, please contact:
Jim Gorman
Executive Director, Media Relations, Mizuho Americas
+1-212-282-3867
jim.gorman@mizuhogroup.com 

Laura London
Vice President, Media Relations, Mizuho Americas
+1- 212-282-4446
laura.london@mizuhogroup.com 

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