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Mizuho Bank announces a senior addition to the Corporate Banking team in Asia Pacific

December 15, 2021

Mizuho Bank, Ltd., Asia Pacific announces the appointment of Deborah Leerhsen as Deputy Head of Asia & Oceania Corporate Banking.

Deborah’s appointment supports the Bank’s ongoing strategy to expand its franchise in Asia, through our global platform, product and solution capabilities, and client relationships. Deborah will be responsible for increasing growth and profitability, reporting to Nobuhiro Kawase, Head of Asia & Oceania Corporate Banking. Deborah brings over 20 years of global experience, the majority of which has been in Asia, where she has most recently been Head of Global Banking, Hong Kong for HSBC. A native New Yorker, she held several leadership positions at HSBC in corporate and investment banking and transaction banking, including in Singapore and London. She was senior coverage banker in London in HSBC’s Consumer and Retail sector and in Hong Kong across various sectors, leading the firm’s highest priority growth relationships.

“We are absolutely delighted to have Deborah join the Mizuho platform,” said Nobu Kawase. “Her experience in client relationships and financial solution-based cross selling in various sectors globally will bring further opportunities to support our clients’ needs and create positive chemistry within our platform.”

Asia & Oceania Corporate Banking (AOCB) drives the Bank’s Non-Japanese corporate banking business in Asia, by providing a full line of corporate banking products and solutions and, through close collaboration with the regional offices and our securities arm, delivering investment banking products and solutions, helping our clients grow and achieve their business objectives. AOCB leverages the Bank's expertise and connectivity across the regions (Asia & Oceania, East Asia, EMEA, the Americas and Japan), and its own Corporate Finance Advisory and Solutions function, including Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT), Diversified Industrials, Natural Resources, Utilities & Infrastructure, Food & Beverage and Agriculture sector coverage, as well as Rating/Market Risk Advisory services.

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, asset management, capital markets, and sales and trading, to help businesses develop and find new opportunities for growth.

 

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