Mizuho Bank announces a senior addition to the Transaction Banking team in Asia & Oceania

January 10, 2022

Mizuho Bank, Ltd., Asia & Oceania announces the appointment of Ashutosh Kumar as Co-Head of Global Transaction Banking for Asia & Oceania.

Ashutosh’s appointment supports the Bank’s ongoing strategy to build its Global Transaction Banking business and expand its franchise in Asia. In his new role, Ashutosh will be leveraging his extensive experience in transaction banking to enhance the Bank’s range of cash and trade solutions for corporate clients and drive the digital transformation of the Global Transaction Banking business. He will report to Tokyo-based Yoshisuke Maeda, Head of Global Transaction Banking, with regional reporting to Yasuhiro Kubota, Managing Executive Officer and Chief Executive Officer for Asia & Oceania (excl. East Asia).

Ashutosh is a dynamic business leader and brings over 20 years of global experience, with a deep understanding of, and extensive experience in, Asia and the Global Transaction Banking business. A Singaporean, he has successfully transformed and built numerous businesses over the last 15 years. Ashutosh joins Mizuho Bank from Standard Chartered Bank, where he held many senior roles including Global Head of Working Capital; Global Head of Transaction Banking Sales, Commercial Banking; Regional Head of ASEAN & South Asia, Transaction Banking; Global Head of Banking the Ecosystem and Global Head of Corporate Cash & Trade Products.

“We are absolutely delighted to have Ashutosh join Mizuho Bank,” said Yoshisuke Maeda. “His experience in the Global Transaction Banking business coupled with a deep understanding of the evolving digital ecosystems will allow us to build and provide cutting edge solutions to our clients’ needs.”

Operating in approximately 40 countries, Mizuho's Transaction Banking offices around the world provide integrated solutions to clients with diverse transactional requirements that are constantly evolving. Our in-depth knowledge of regional trends and opportunities, combined with local market intelligence and research, allow us to be well positioned to provide innovative and cost-effective solutions locally and internationally in support of our clients’ needs.

Mizuho Bank, Ltd. is an integral part of the Japan-based Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. Mizuho Financial Group is a global financial services leader with offices in nearly 40 countries, approximately 60,000 employees, and assets of nearly USD 2 trillion. Mizuho provides expertise in retail banking, corporate finance, investment banking, transaction banking, asset management, capital markets, and sales and trading, to help businesses develop and find new opportunities for growth.


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