Mizuho appoints new Asia leadership

The Japanese bank announces three new senior hires to head its regional securities business.
Hong Kong: Mizuho is expanding its Asia securities business
Hong Kong: Mizuho is expanding its Asia securities business

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 executive officer and general manager of Mizuho Bank Hong Kong, where he has worked for the past four years.

Miyaoka replaces Hideyuki Kawashima, having joined the bank in February last year. He...

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