Mizuho welcomes Paul Conti as Chief Credit Officer, EMEA

May 15, 2024

London, 15 May 2024: Mizuho EMEA, part of Mizuho Financial Group - one of the largest financial institutions in the world, announces the appointment of Paul Conti as Managing Director, Chief Credit Officer, EMEA.

Conti joins from JP Morgan where he gained over 27 years of banking experience, most recently as Head of Credit Risk for their Wealth Management division. Prior to this, Conti held a number of senior leadership roles in Risk including Head of EM Credit, as well as roles covering Financial Institutions, Trade Finance, Credit Portfolio Solutions and Reputation Risk.

Commenting on his appointment, Conti said, “I am delighted to be joining Mizuho and becoming part of its journey in the CIB integration, an exciting next step for the institution given its long-standing presence in region. I very much look forward to helping the team develop a best-in-class integrated risk function within Credit Risk to appropriately support the firm's business growth strategy in EMEA whilst keeping strong risk discipline at its core.”

Conti will report into Jo Lucas, Chief Risk Officer, EMEA. Lucas commented, “as we continue to bring significant change to the region, we are delighted to welcome Paul as his extensive experience will be invaluable in supporting the evolution of our strategy of a fully integrated corporate and investment banking offering in EMEA.”



About Mizuho EMEA

Mizuho EMEA provides corporates and institutions in the region with unparalleled access and expertise in Japan and Asia, and supports clients with their corporate and investment banking, and asset management needs. Headquartered in London and with a presence in 16 countries throughout the region, our client base includes leading corporations, financial institutions and state owned entities. We are a strategic financial partner with a focused objective of helping our clients to connect, succeed and grow.

Mizuho’s presence in EMEA 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 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 2022, its total assets were US$2 trillion.

Learn more about Mizuho in EMEA: www.mizuhoemea.com

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