Mizuho appoints new Asia leadership

The Japanese bank announces three new senior hires to head its regional securities business.

Mizuho appoints new Asia leadership

Mizuho has appointed a new executive team for its Asian securities arm. Taking over as chairman is Kentaro Akashi, while Seiichiro Miyaoka becomes president and chief executive officer, effective April 1, 2014.

Akashi is a 30-year veteran of Mizuho and takes over as Asia chairman from Hidetake Nakamura, who was appointed to the position one year ago. He has held various senior positions within the group in Japan and the US. He was previously...

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