London, 2 April 2020: Mizuho Bank, Ltd (Mizuho Bank), the London based corporate banking arm of Mizuho Financial Group, Inc, today announced the appointment of John Feeney as Managing Director, Head of European Corporate Finance Department. Feeney’s appointment was effective 01 April, 2020.
Feeney will report into Shinsuke Toda, Managing Executive Officer, and will be responsible for growing the European corporate banking business, focussing on deepening client relationships by leveraging Mizuho’s global capabilities. Feeney will work closely with Mizuho’s senior management and colleagues across EMEA, as well as engage in cross regional collaboration, to support Mizuho’s goal of being the strategic partner of choice for clients in the EMEA region.
Shinsuke Toda commented: “John brings to Mizuho broad leadership and business management expertise, significant experience gained while working in Asia, and a deep background in real estate banking and large corporate coverage. We look forward to John’s valued input in helping us to continue to build and grow the business.”
Feeney said of his appointment: “I am delighted to join Mizuho, an institution that embodies a strong client ethic and global perspective. I’m looking forward to bringing the full range of the Bank’s capabilities to the benefit of European corporates and contributing to the growth and development of the business.”
Having commenced his career in structured finance at Barclays and Fitch Ratings, Feeney then spent nearly eight years at Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML). Spending time in London, Singapore and Tokyo, he was a founder of BAML’s structured real estate businesses in Europe and Asia, and played a pivotal role in de-risking the BAML balance sheet in Asia during the global financial crisis.
On returning to the UK in 2011, Feeney spent time at Henderson Global Investors, where he founded the real estate debt business, before joining Lloyds Banking Group (LBG) in 2013. As Global Head of Real Estate at LBG, he transformed the business for radically improved capital efficiency and profitability, before going on to become Head of Global Corporates, in which role he re-engineered the global coverage platform.
About Mizuho Bank:
Mizuho Bank, Ltd. is an integral part of the Japan-based Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. Mizuho Financial Group is one of the largest financial institutions in the world, offering comprehensive financial and strategic services including private banking and venture capital through its subsidiaries. The group has over 900 offices and 60,000 employees worldwide in nearly 40 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA, and Asia. As of March 31, 2019, its total assets were $1.8 trillion.
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