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Press release: Mizuho Americas Global Transaction Banking continues expansion with hiring of Jan-Erik Andersen as Managing Director

Published: Aug 2018

20th August 2018 – Mizuho Americas today announced that Jan-Erik Andersen has joined the Global Transaction Banking Department Americas (GTBDA) as Managing Director, leading the group’s expansion of trade and cash management product capabilities.

Andersen will also take a leadership role in Mizuho Americas’ Working Capital Solutions initiative to create more multi-product, cross-regional opportunities for clients. He reports directly to Takeshi Ohashi, General Manager of the Global Transaction Banking Department based in Singapore.

“Jan-Erik joins us at a strategic time when we are gaining traction building out our profile as a major provider of transaction banking services,” said Ohashi. “Jan-Erik’s extensive experience across Asia, Europe, and the Americas, and his history of achieving remarkable growth, is well-suited to leveraging and leading our growing regional network.”

The hiring comes as GTBDA continues the integration of Mizuho’s cash management and trade finance teams in order to provide holistic, client-focused solutions. GTBDA was created in 2017 out of the merger of the Global Trade Finance and Global Transaction Banking Departments, and provides transaction banking expertise to Japanese corporates operating in the Americas as well as North American and Latin American clients operating here and abroad.

Andersen joins Mizuho from Exvere LLC in Seattle where he served as Managing Partner and COO. He brings global experience in the financial services industry to the role, having managed teams of coverage bankers and transaction banking professionals around the world. He previously held senior banking positions with Fifth Third Bank, Standard Chartered, and First Chicago/Bank One. He is a graduate of the University of Denver.

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