Mike Mizon has joined Mizuho Bank in London. Mizon has worked in the City of London for more than 30 years. This time has been spent with the Barclays Group in a wide range of activities, all with an international banking flavour.

Mizon joins as director, structured trade and export finance group.

His primary focus will be the origination of structured trade finance deals in the EMEA market region.

For around 15 years Mizon was a specialist trade financier, latterly as a senior member of the Barclays Capital structured trade and export finance team where his responsibilities included the origination of structured trade business from corporate and sovereign clients around the world.

Typically, the business structures encompassed the entire range of trade products, eg, from letters of credit, receivables financing, forfaiting, syndicated trade guarantees through to medium-term ECA-supported and related loan facilities. Mizon successfully arranged deals in Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa.