Mizuho Americas has announced the appointment of Michal Katz as head of banking Americas. She reports to Jerry Rizzieri, president and CEO of Mizuho Securities USA.
In her new role Katz is responsible for all banking activity throughout the US, Canada, and Latin America, including investment grade and non-investment grade loans, equity and debt capital markets, securitisation, and mergers and acquisitions.
With a career spanning more than 20 years on Wall Street, Mizuho says Katz has emerged as a seasoned and trusted advisor to companies and boards in the areas of corporate finance, strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and digital transformation. Prior to Mizuho, she was co-head of the global technology investment banking group at RBC Capital Markets where she built a global practice, advising and supporting leading and emerging technology companies. Katz was also a member of the management committee of the US investment bank and served on the US regional operating committee.
“Michal is recognised throughout the industry as a top investment banking strategist whose ability to unlock value for companies is well-regarded and will be of immediate benefit to our clients,” says Rizzieri. “As we continue to expand the scope and significance of our corporate and institutional client franchise, Michal’s collaborative and inclusive management style is a perfect fit.”
Prior to RBC, Katz was a managing director at Barclays and Lehman Brothers, where she was head of the global software practice in the technology investment banking group. Before that she spent several years practicing corporate law.