London, 10 January 2019: Mizuho International plc (Mizuho International), the London based securities and investment banking arm of Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. has appointed Christoph Seibel as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Mizuho Securities Europe GmbH (Mizuho Securities Europe). Seibel will assume his post on 28 March 2019, subject to the approval of the BaFin (the financial regulator for Germany).
Seibel joins from Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), London, where his most recent role was as Managing Director, Head of EMEA Corporate Debt Capital Markets. He will join Mizuho in its Frankfurt office and will be responsible for growing the business of Mizuho Securities Europe.
Commenting on the appointment, President & CEO at Mizuho International, Suneel Bakhshi said: “The appointment of Christoph represents a significant milestone in our building out of our Mizuho EMEA business. I am confident that Christoph’s extensive client network across various EU countries along with his product and sector expertise will assist in further developing our business across the region. Together with my executive management team, we look forward to working with Christoph and all our EU-based colleagues in providing the best possible financial solutions to our European clients.”
Seibel brings with him significant experience across a broad range of debt capital markets and associated fixed income products, risk management and derivative instruments. Throughout his 21 year career in London which has included increasingly senior positions in investment banking and debt capital markets at Bank of America, BNP Paribas and UBS, he has partnered with corporate banking, investment banking and equities franchises to build and enhance client franchises across Europe.
About Mizuho International:
Mizuho International plc (Mizuho International) is the London based securities and investment banking arm of the Mizuho Financial Group, Inc., and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd. With a primary focus on client based activities, its wide range of services includes sales and trading in both debt and equity securities, the underwriting of new issues and M&A advisory services. Mizuho International is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority, and is a member of the London Stock Exchange and LCH.Clearnet Limited.
Mizuho International also has an office in Frankfurt, Germany through its subsidiary Mizuho Securities GmbH, and in Dubai, United Arab Emirates through Mizuho International plc (DIFC Branch).
For further information, contact:
Head of Corporate Communications,
Mizuho International plc
Tel: +44 (0)207 090 6213