Mizuho announces senior Japanese corporate banking appointment

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Mizuho Americas has announced the appointment of Alan Roche as a Managing Director in its Japanese Corporate Banking business.

In his new role, Roche will be responsible for providing the North American subsidiaries of Mizuho’s Japanese corporate clients with high-level strategic advisory, financing and execution capabilities and full suite of banking products. He will report to Masanobu Kobayashi, Managing Director and Head of Mizuho’s Japanese Corporate Banking business for the Americas.

Roche brings over thirty years of corporate and investment banking experience working with major Japanese corporations to Mizuho. He spent the majority of his career with Bank of America in the US and Japan, most recently as a Managing Director directing North America client coverage of Japanese corporate subsidiaries in the automotive, captive finance, general trading, electronics and general industrial sectors. 

“Adding a seasoned banker with Alan’s extensive experience as a trusted advisor to major Japanese corporations operating in the US and Canada will be a significant benefit to our ability to support client business interests throughout the region,” said Kobayashi.

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