Mizuho has made two new appointments to its global trade finance division. Michio Noishiki has been appointed general manager and Tadao Hayashi is now joint general manager.

Noishiki has been deputy general manager of the bank’s corporate planning division for two years. He has held various roles at Mizuho, including in the bank’s strategic planning group as a corporate officer, and as head of the global trade finance division, Emea department. He has experience working for the bank in both London and Paris.

Hayashi becomes deputy general manager having previously worked in Mizuho’s international trade business promotion division, where he managed the promotion of various FX and trade businesses for mainly Japanese blue-chip clients. He has also worked in the loan syndication team in Tokyo, playing key roles distributing assets to Japanese regional lenders.

Hayashi has an international banking background with mainly blue-chip corporate clients, and spent nine years in Los Angeles and New York. Mizuho’s global trade finance division is part of the banks’ transaction banking unit. Noishiki and Hayashi will be based in Tokyo and will report to head of financial institutions and public sector business and head of transaction banking, Masayuki Hoshi.