London, 23 July 2019: Mizuho International plc (Mizuho International), the London based securities and investment banking arm of Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. today announced the appointment of Slava Slavinskiy as Head of Investment Banking, EMEA, subject to regulatory approval. Slavinskiy’s appointment is effective 12 August 2019.
In this newly created role, Slavinskiy will act in the capacity of Senior Managing Director and will be a member of Mizuho International’s Executive Management Committee. He will report into Suneel Bakhshi, President & CEO at Mizuho International and Yasuto Hamanishi, Head of Global Investment Banking at Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd. Slavinskiy will work closely with colleagues in Mizuho International and Mizuho Bank, and jointly with Mizuho Bank senior management to lead an improved C-suite engagement across EMEA.
Suneel Bakhshi, President & CEO at Mizuho International commented: “Slava’s combination of international corporate expertise and investment banking experience, in addition to his franchise-building skills acquired over many years, perfectly positions him to contribute to Mizuho’s continued growth and successful development of our international activities. I am also confident that Slava as a Banking leader will bring exactly the kind of values we are keen to see embedded in our organisation.”
Yasuto Hamanishi, Head of Global Investment Banking at Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd said: “I am very excited about Slava being part of the Mizuho Financial Group. I trust that his solid track record in the banking business and the close relationships he has built over the years with major EMEA clients would work to further enhance our clients’ trust in Mizuho. We are confident that he will contribute to the expansion of our banking business not only in EMEA but on a global basis.”
Slavinskiy said of his appointment: “It is an honour to have been invited to lead the investment banking business for Mizuho in EMEA. It has a very solid foundation and an experienced team to continue its expansion worldwide and servicing clients with integrity, innovation, the highest quality and value-adding product and sector expertise.”
Slavinskiy has 24 years of corporate and investment banking experience with deep sector expertise in energy, financial services, metals and mining, utilities, automotive, industrials and commodities trading. During his career in senior management positions in international banking and also the corporate sector as CFO of one of the largest global companies, Slavinskiy has worked on a number of assignments and development projects across many industries. With a total deal volume approaching US$200 billion, these projects included corporate development and complex integration initiatives, change management, large scale banking financings, M&A, equity and bond issuances in mature and emerging markets. Prior to Citigroup, Slava held roles at Deutsche Bank, Salomon Brothers and Société Générale based in London and Paris. He joins Mizuho International from Sunny Hill Energy Ltd where he served as a senior advisor to the Board of Directors since 2017. Prior to this, he was Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Management Board at Rosneft in Moscow for three years.
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 has a Branch in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (for which the operating name is Mizuho International plc (DIFC Branch)) and a Representative Office in Madrid, Spain. In addition, Mizuho International has a subsidiary (Mizuho Securities Europe GmbH) in Frankfurt, Germany.
About Mizuho Bank in EMEA:
Mizuho Bank, Ltd (Mizuho Bank) provides financial and strategic solutions for the increasingly diverse and sophisticated needs of clients. Taking a relationship management approach enables Mizuho Bank, together with other group companies, to develop customised solutions in areas such as corporate, structured and project finance; investment and transaction banking; risk management and more. Mizuho has been an active participant in the European market since 1952 and continues to grow its presence across EMEA. With offices around the world, Mizuho Bank offers clients both a localised service and the extensive reach of a global business network.
Mizuho Bank is a subsidiary of the Japan-based Mizuho Financial Group, Inc., one of the largest financial institutions in the world. The group has approximately 60,000 employees working in over 900 offices in nearly 40 countries throughout the Americas, Asia and EMEA, with total assets approximately US$1.8 trillion.
For further information, contact:
Head of Corporate Communications,
Mizuho International plc
Tel: +44 (0)207 090 6213