Liz Ceisler

Managing Director

Human Resources

Americas

Years in the industry: 16 years
Area of focus: HR management, talent acquisition
School: University of Pennsylvania

What do you do at Mizuho?
I’m responsible for the management of the Human Resources function within our securities group.  At the core of our philosophy is the importance of a true partnership between HR and the firm’s business and operational departments. These relationships allow HR to offer a keen balance of perspective, resources and support.

What surprised you about Mizuho?
I have been incredibly impressed at Mizuho's ability to adapt. When the firm was first formed, it was quite a different organization from the one we know today, with far fewer product areas, business lines, employees and locations. There has been a commitment to expanding into new areas in a strategic, measured way, which has led to great success as well as excitement for the future.

What are Mizuho's culture and people like?
The “tone at the top” promotes the highest standards of business practice and personal conduct; there is a culture of respect, collaboration and integrity. The employees who work here truly embody that spirit which has created a unique – and I feel quite enviable – collegial and team-oriented environment.

What’s the first thing you read every day?
My email! Due to the time difference between New York and Tokyo, I often wake up an inbox full of messages from my colleagues in Japan.

What’s a particularly proud moment you’ve had here?
I am very proud to be part of the success story of our Securities area. I joined the firm in 2006 and, since then, there has been tremendous growth in the breadth and depth of our product offerings and capabilities, as well as significant expansion of our overall strategic vision. Most importantly, I’m proud to be part of a team which cares so deeply about recruiting and maintaining top talent, developing juniors, promoting from within, and most importantly, a team which has developed and is highly focused on maintaining a culture of respect.

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