TOKYO, April 22 Mizuho Financial Group
said on Tuesday that it has named Hiroko Ota, former economics
minister, as chairwoman of the board, as Japan's second-largest
lender tries to revamp its corporate governance in the wake of a
mob loan scandal.
Ota, currently professor at Tokyo-based National Graduate
Institute for Policy Studies, was economics minister in Prime
Minister Shinzo Abe's first administration in 2006-2008.
Mizuho also said it named Takashi Kawamura, former chairman
of Hitachi Ltd , and Tatsuo Kainaka, lawyer, as outside
Their appointment is subject to approval at shareholders
meeting slated in late June.
(Reporting by Taiga Uranaka)