Following a re-organisation at Mizuho Corporate Bank, Jeremy Burke has been promoted to head of trade finance group, a new department within the Global Trade Finance Division, itself recently established in Tokyo.

Burke will have responsibility for expanding the London branch activities in trade finance and trade-related products sourced from corporate customers in the exporting and commodity sectors, bank relationships and the secondary market.

Simultaneously, he will maintain his current origination role for syndicated debt products in Russia, Turkey, Iran and Kazakhstan within the International and Trade Finance Department of the London branch. Burke joined Mizuho in February 2000.