Alan Sweeting has left ANZ to join Mizuho Corporate Bank as a director in the Corporate/Commodity & Structured Trade Finance Group, Global Trade Finance Division, London.

His appointment follows swiftly on from that of Bill Froggatt as head of the global trade finance division-EMEA at Mizuho. Froggatt was previously head of international commodity trade finance, EMEA, at ANZ (see GTR, Jan/Feb 2007, p14).