London, 17 November 2021: Mizuho Bank, Ltd. (Mizuho Bank), the London based corporate banking arm of Mizuho Financial Group, Inc, today announced the appointment of Shujat Mirza as Head of Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) & Services corporate banking coverage. Mirza joined the Bank in October 2021.
Mirza’s appointment supports the Bank’s ongoing growth strategy across the EMEA region, powered by a global platform and strong product set, with technology and services a key area of focus. Mirza will be responsible for further expanding Mizuho’s client relationships within the rapidly expanding technology sector. He will report to John Feeney, Head of European Corporate Finance.
Commenting on the appointment, Feeney said, “Technology is transforming our clients’ businesses globally, creating significant opportunities. We’re positioning our business to support the strong growth prospects for our clients. Shujat’s experience and client relationships will further deepen our expertise and build the ongoing success of our business. We are delighted to welcome him to Mizuho.”
Mirza brings over 20 years’ experience, most recently at UniCredit where he led the global coverage of FTSE and private multinational clients (MNC), with a particular focus on TMT. Prior to this, he ran TMT and Industrials MNC Corporate Banking in EMEA at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He previously spent many years at Citigroup in a variety of roles across corporate banking, credit risk portfolio management, transaction services and project finance in Hong Kong, Karachi and London.
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 31 March 2019, its total assets were US$1.8 trillion.
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