Mizuho Bank Americas appoints Chief Risk Officer

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Mizuho Bank Americas have announced the appointment of Eric Yoss as Chief Risk Officer.

As CRO, Yoss will be responsible for setting the strategic direction for risk and credit management for Mizuho’s business operations in the Americas and serve on the firm’s U.S. Risk Committee and Americas Management Committee. He will be based in New York and report to Hiroshi Suehiro, Senior Managing Executive Officer and Head of the Americas, Mizuho Bank, and Ryusuke Aya, Chief Risk Officer for Mizuho Bank’s parent company, Mizuho Financial Group.

With over 25 years of risk management experience, Yoss has a strong background in investment banking, capital markets and trading. He joins Mizuho from Barclays, where he served as Head of Risk for the Americas and Chief Risk Officer of Barclays Capital, the U.S. Broker/Dealer. Prior to Barclays, Yoss held senior risk management positions with Deutsche Bank and J.P. Morgan.

“Enhancing the risk management framework for our U.S. operations is key as we expand our business throughout the region,” stated Suehiro. “Adding a CRO with Eric’s strong and varied risk management background and wealth of capital markets and investment banking expertise is extremely important to ensuring a continued upward trajectory for the Mizuho Americas platform.”

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