Directors

Appointment or dismissal of directors

Mizuho Financial Group's Nominating Committee selects director candidates. The requirements that these candidates must satisfy in order to be considered for an appointment consist of criteria that include qualities such as high integrity and deep insight, high ethical standards, and commitment to compliance with laws and regulations, in addition to criteria regarding capabilities, utilizing their extensive experience and knowledge which we expect will enable them to contribute to Mizuho's continued and stable growth and improvement in corporate value.

Additionally, outside director candidates must meet criteria regarding the ability to perform supervisory functions in specific areas of expertise, such as corporate management, risk management, law, and financial accounting.

The Nominating Committee also may submit as an agenda item for deliberation at the General Meeting of Shareholders a proposal to dismiss directors if there are objective and reasonable grounds for determining that they have become unqualified in respect of the requirements and it is deemed that they are no longer capable of being entrusted with the performance of director duties.

 

Director skills (experience, expertise, etc.)

  Name Year of appointment Current title and assignment at Mizuho Financial Group Three statutory committees Experience and expertise1
Nominating Compensation Audit Management Legal affairs and Risk management Finance and Accounting Sustainability International business Technology and Cybersecurity
Directors who concurrently serve as executive officers Tatsufumi Sakai 2018 Member of the Board of Directors President & Group CEO
(Representative Executive Officer)
         
Seiji Imai 2021 Member of the Board of Directors Deputy President & Senior Executive Officer(Representative Executive Officer)
Head of Corporate & Institutional Company
Head of Global Corporate Company
           
Makoto Umemiya 2017 Member of the Board of Directors Senior Executive Officer
Head of Financial Control & Accounting Group (Group CFO)
           
Motonori Wakabayashi 2019 Member of the Board of Directors Senior Executive Officer
Head of Risk Management Group (Group CRO) 
         
Nobuhiro Kaminoyama 2021 Member of the Board of Directors Senior Executive Officer
Head of Human Resources Group (Group CHRO) 
             
Non-executive directors Yasuhiro Sato 2009

Member of the Board of Directors,
Chairman (Kaicho) 2

       
Hisaaki Hirama 2019

Member of the Board of Directors

           
Outside directors Tatsuo Kainaka 2014 Member of the Board of Directors        
Yoshimitsu Kobayashi 2020 Member of the Board of Directors        
Ryoji Sato 2020 Member of the Board of Directors          
Takashi Tsukioka 2021 Member of the Board of Directors      
Masami Yamamoto 2019 Member of the Board of Directors      
Izumi Kobayashi 2017 Chairman of the Board of Directors      

■ Chairman
1. The fields in the chart above are not representative of all of the areas of expertise the directors possess.
2. Chairman (Kaicho) Sato engages in the company's external activities, but does not chair the Board meetings.
 The Board meetings are chaired by the independent director chair, Ms. Kobayashi.

Outside directors and reason for their appointment

 
Name Reason for appointment as an outside director
Tatsuo Kainaka Expected to contribute to (i) strengthening the effectiveness of both the decision-making and supervisory functions of Mizuho Financial Group's Board of Directors and (ii) the further enhancement of the corporate governance, compliance, and risk management system of Mizuho Financial Group, leveraging his extensive experience, deep insight, and high level of expertise in the legal industry.
Yoshimitsu Kobayashi Expected to contribute to strengthening the effectiveness of both the decision-making and supervisory functions of Mizuho Financial Group's Board of Directors, leveraging his extensive experience as the CEO of a global company and his deep insight into corporate governance.
Ryoji Sato Expected to contribute to strengthening the effectiveness of both the decision-making and supervisory functions of Mizuho Financial Group's Board of Directors, leveraging his extensive experience, deep insight, and high level of expertise as a certified public accountant.
Takashi Tsukioka Expected to contribute to strengthening the effectiveness of both the decision-making and supervisory functions of the Board of Directors, leveraging his deep insight that he has cultivated in Japan and overseas as a CEO in the energy field and his extensive knowledge and expertise pertaining to sustainability from his work on aspects such as renewable energy.
Masami Yamamoto Expected to contribute to strengthening the effectiveness of both the decision-making and supervisory functions of Mizuho Financial Group's Board of Directors, leveraging his extensive experience as the CEO of a global company and his deep insight and expertise in technology fields.
Izumi Kobayashi Expected to contribute to strengthening the effectiveness of both the decision-making and supervisory functions of Mizuho Financial Group's Board of Directors, leveraging her extensive experience and deep insight as the head of the Japanese arm of a global financial institution as well as a representative director of an international institution.

 

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Overview of Independence Standards

For Mizuho Financial Group's Overview of Independence Standards of Outside Directors, please refer to our website:

Overview of Independence Standards of Outside Directors

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