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Mizuho Financial Group Inc (8411.T)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Yasuhiro Sato

64 2014 Executive President, Group Chief Executive Officer, Representative Executive Officer, Director

Koichi Iida

54 2016 Group Chief Financial Officer, Managing Executive Officer, Manager of Financial Control & Accounting Group, Director

Daisaku Abe

59 2015 Group Chief Operating Officer, Group Chief Information Officer, Executive Vice President, Manager of IT & System Group

Satoshi Ishii

53 2015 Group Chief Human Resource Officer, Managing Executive Officer, Manager of Human Resource Group

Satoshi Miyazaki

56 2016 Executive Vice President

Kosuke Nakamura

59 2016 Executive Vice President, Manager of Corporate & Finance & Institutional Company

Toshitsugu Okabe

60 2016 Representative Executive Officer, Executive Vice President, Manager of Retail & Business Banking Company

Shusaku Tsuhara

57 2015 Group Chief Compliance Officer, Senior Managing Executive Officer, Senior Manager of Compliance Group, Director

Ryusuke Aya

56 2014 Group Chief Risk Officer, Managing Executive Officer, Manager of Risk Management Group, Director

Yasuo Agemura

62 2016 Senior Managing Executive Officer

Junichi Kato

59 2016 Senior Managing Executive Officer, Manager of Global Markets Company

Katsunobu Motohashi

59 2016 Senior Managing Executive Officer, Manager of Asset Management Company

Keiichiro Ohgushi

56 2016 Senior Managing Executive Officer, Manager of Research & Consulting Unit

Tetsuhiko Saito

56 2016 Senior Managing Executive Officer

Hiroshi Suehiro

2016 Senior Managing Executive Officer, Chief Director of America Area

Akira Sugano

57 2016 Senior Managing Executive Officer, Manager of Global Corporate Company

Takeshi Watanabe

57 2016 Senior Managing Executive Officer

Masayuki Yonetani

58 2016 Senior Managing Executive Officer, Manager of Internal Audit Group

Koji Fujiwara

55 2014 Group Chief Strategy Officer, Managing Executive Officer, Manager of Strategic Planning Group, Director

Yoshihito Bando

2016 Managing Executive Officer

Hiroaki Ehara

51 2016 Managing Executive Officer

Naofumi Fuke

58 2016 Managing Executive Officer

Masashi Hara

54 2016 Managing Executive Officer

Tetsuo Iimori

56 2016 Managing Executive Officer

Seiji Imai

54 2016 Managing Executive Officer, Chief Director of Asia & Oceania Area

Takashi Kamada

2016 Managing Executive Officer

Hidefumi Kobayashi

59 2016 Managing Executive Officer

Kazuya Kobayashi

2016 Managing Executive Officer

Hiroto Koda

2016 Managing Executive Officer

Shuji Kojima

2016 Managing Executive Officer

Taiji Kumagai

57 2016 Managing Executive Officer

Yusei Matsubara

56 2016 Managing Executive Officer

Masahiro Miyamoto

59 2016 Managing Executive Officer

Akira Nakamura

56 2016 Managing Executive Officer

Isao Nakamura

54 2016 Managing Executive Officer

Akihiro Nakanishi

54 2016 Managing Executive Officer

Masaya Ohishi

2016 Managing Executive Officer

Amane Ohshima

55 2016 Managing Executive Officer

Masahiro Ohtsuka

2016 Managing Executive Officer

Keisuke Saito

53 2016 Managing Executive Officer

Takashi Saito

57 2016 Managing Executive Officer

Toshio Sobue

53 2016 Managing Executive Officer

Atsushi Takahashi

54 2016 Managing Executive Officer

Teiji Teramoto

54 2016 Managing Executive Officer, Chief Director of Europe Area

Kenji Tsujitsugu

2016 Managing Executive Officer

Masaya Usuha

60 2016 Managing Executive Officer

Motonori Wakabayashi

52 2016 Managing Executive Officer

Nobumitsu Watanabe

55 2016 Managing Executive Officer

Daisuke Yamada

56 2016 Managing Executive Officer, Manager of Global Products Unit

Takahiko Yasuhara

2016 Managing Executive Officer, Chief Director of Eastern Asia Area

Masahiko Abe

52 2016 Executive Officer, Director of Corporate & Institution Operation

Yuzo Kanamori

53 2016 Executive Officer

Asashi Kato

53 2016 Executive Officer, Director of System Promotion

Hisashi Kikuchi

51 2016 Executive Officer, Manager of Board of Directors' Meeting Office

Yasuyuki Shibata

2016 Executive Officer, Director of General Risk Management

Eishi Shimizu

52 2016 Executive Officer, Director of Channel Strategy

Kazushi Takeda

53 2016 Executive Officer, Co-Director of Eastern Asia Operation

Shinji Taniguchi

2016 Executive Officer, Director of Global Products Operation

Koji Yonei

55 2016 Executive Officer, Director of IT & System Planning

Nobukatsu Funaki

57 2014 Director

Hideyuki Takahashi

59 2014 Director

Hirotake Abe

72 2015 Independent Director

Tatsuo Kainaka

77 2014 Independent Director

Takashi Kawamura

77 2014 Independent Director

Mitsuo Ohashi

80 2005 Independent Director

Hiroko Ohta

62 2014 Independent Director

Tetsuo Seki

78 2015 Independent Director

Masahiro Kosugi

2016 Director of Budget

Biographies

Name Description

Yasuhiro Sato

Mr. Yasuhiro Sato has been serving as Executive President, Group Chief Executive Officer, Representative Executive Officer and Director in Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. since June 2014. He is also serving as Director in three subsidiaries, including Mizuho Bank, Ltd., Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd. and Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd. He used to work for The Industrial Bank of Japan, Limited. He obtained his Bachelor's degree from University of Tokyo in March 1976.

Koichi Iida

Mr. Koichi Iida has been serving as Group Chief Financial Officer, Managing Executive Officer, Manager of Financial Control & Accounting Group and Director in Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. since June 2016. He is also serving as Managing Director and Manager of Financial Control & Accounting Group in a subsidiary, Mizuho Bank, Ltd. He used to work for other two subsidiaries, including Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd. and Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.

Daisaku Abe

Mr. Daisaku Abe has been serving as Group Chief Operating Officer, Group Chief Information Officer, Executive Vice President and Manager of IT & System Group in Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. since April 1, 2015. He is also serving as Executive Vice President in a subsidiary, Mizuho Bank, Ltd. He used to work for other three subsidiaries, including Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd., Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd. and Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd. He obtained his Bachelor's degree in Law from University of Tokyo in March 1980.

Satoshi Ishii

Mr. Satoshi Ishii has been serving as Group Chief Human Resource Officer, Managing Executive Officer and Manager of Human Resource Group in Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. since April 1, 2015. He is also serving as Managing Executive Officer and Manager of Human Resource Group in a subsidiary, Mizuho Bank, Ltd.

Satoshi Miyazaki

Mr. Satoshi Miyazaki has been serving as Executive Vice President in Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. since April 1, 2016. He is also serving as Managing Executive Officer in a subsidiary, Mizuho Bank, Ltd. He joined the Company in April 1983. He used to work for another subsidiary, Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd.

Kosuke Nakamura

Mr. Kosuke Nakamura has been serving as Executive Vice President and Manager of Corporate & Finance & Institutional Company in Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. since April 1, 2016. He is also serving as Executive Vice President in a subsidiary, Mizuho Bank, Ltd. He used to work for another subsidiary, Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd.

Toshitsugu Okabe

Mr. Toshitsugu Okabe has been serving as Representative Executive Officer, Executive Vice President and Manager of Retail & Business Banking Company in Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. since April 1, 2016. His previous titles include Executive Officer and Manager of Secretary's Office in the Company. He obtained his Bachelor's degree in Law from Chuo University in March 1980.

Shusaku Tsuhara

Mr. Shusaku Tsuhara has been serving as Group Chief Compliance Officer, Senior Managing Executive Officer, Senior Manager of Compliance Group and Director in Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. since June 2015. He is also serving as Senior Managing Director and Senior Manager of Compliance Group in a subsidiary, Mizuho Bank, Ltd. He used to work for The Fuji Bank, Limited. He obtained a Bachelor's degree of Economics from Keio University in March 1983.

Ryusuke Aya

Mr. Ryusuke Aya has been serving as Group Chief Risk Officer, Managing Executive Officer, Manager of Risk Management Group and Director in Mizuho Financial Group Inc. since June 2014. He is also serving as Managing Director and Manager of Risk Management Group in a subsidiary, Mizuho Bank, Ltd. He sued to work for other two subsidiaries, including Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd. and Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd. He obtained his Bachelor's degree in Economics from University of Tokyo in March 1984.

Yasuo Agemura

Mr. Yasuo Agemura has been serving as Senior Managing Executive Officer in Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. since April 1, 2016. He is also serving as Vice President, Manager of Market & Product and Director in Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd. He used to work for Nomura Securities Co., Ltd.

Junichi Kato

Mr. Junichi Kato has been serving as Senior Managing Executive Officer and Manager of Global Markets Company in Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. since April 1, 2016. His previous titles include Managing Executive Officer and Manager of Market Unit in the Company. He used to work for two subsidiaries, including Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd. and Mizuho Bank, Ltd.

Katsunobu Motohashi

Mr. Katsunobu Motohashi has been serving as Senior Managing Executive Officer and Manager of Asset Management Company in Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. since April 1, 2016. He is also serving as Senior Managing Executive Officer and Manager of Asset Management in a subsidiary, Mizuho Bank, Ltd. He graduated from Keio University with a Bachelor's degree in Economics in March 1980.

Keiichiro Ohgushi

Mr. Keiichiro Ohgushi has been serving as Senior Managing Executive Officer and Manager of Research & Consulting Unit in Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. since April 1, 2016. He used to work for two subsidiary, including Mizuho Bank, Ltd. and Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd.

Tetsuhiko Saito

Mr. Tetsuhiko Saito has been serving as Senior Managing Executive Officer in Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. since April 1, 2016. He is also serving as Senior Managing Executive Officer in a subsidiary, Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd. He graduated from Keio University with a Bachelor's degree in Law in March 1983.

Hiroshi Suehiro

Mr. Hiroshi Suehiro has been serving as Senior Managing Executive Officer and Chief Director of America Area in Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. since April 1, 2016. He is also serving as Senior Managing Executive Officer in a Japan-based subsidiary, Mizuho Bank, Ltd.

Akira Sugano

Mr. Akira Sugano has been serving as Senior Managing Executive Officer and Manager of Global Corporate Company in Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. since April 1, 2016. He used to work for two subsidiaries, including Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd. and Mizuho Bank, Ltd. He graduated from University of Tokyo with a Bachelor's degree in Economics in March 1982.

Takeshi Watanabe

Mr. Takeshi Watanabe has been serving as Senior Managing Executive Officer in Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. since April 1, 2016. He is also serving as Senior Managing Executive Officer and Co-Manager of Examination in a subsidiary, Mizuho Bank, Ltd. He used to work for another subsidiary, Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd.

Masayuki Yonetani

Mr. Masayuki Yonetani has been serving as Senior Managing Executive Officer and Manager of Internal Audit Group in Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. since April 1, 2016. He used to work for two subsidiaries, including Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd. and Mizuho Bank, Ltd. He graduated from Osaka University with a bachelor's degree in Economics in March 1982.

Koji Fujiwara

Mr. Koji Fujiwara has been serving as Group Chief Strategy Officer, Managing Executive Officer, Manager of Strategic Planning Group and Director in Mizuho Financial Group Inc. since June 2014. He is also serving as Managing Director in a subsidiary, Mizuho Bank, Ltd. He obtained a Bachelor's degree in Commerce from Waseda University in March 1985, a Master's degree in Finance from New York University in June 1992, and another Master's degree in Business from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in June 2004.

Yoshihito Bando

Mr. Yoshihito Bando has been serving as Managing Executive Officer in Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. since April 1, 2016. He is also serving as Managing Executive Officer in a subsidiary, Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd.

Hiroaki Ehara

Mr. Hiroaki Ehara has been serving as Managing Executive Officer in Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. since April 1, 2016. He is also serving as Executive Officer and Director of 6th Trust General Sales in a subsidiary, Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd. He joined the Company in April 1987.

Naofumi Fuke

Masashi Hara

Mr. Masashi Hara has been serving as Managing Executive Officer in Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. since April 1, 2016. He is also serving as Executive Officer and Director of Real Estate Operation in a subsidiary, Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd. He joined the Company in April 1985.

Tetsuo Iimori

Mr. Tetsuo Iimori has been serving as Managing Executive Officer in Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. since April 1, 2016. He is also serving as Managing Executive Officer and Manager of Sales Store Operation in a subsidiary, Mizuho Bank, Ltd. He used to work for another subsidiary, Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd.

Seiji Imai

Mr. Seiji Imai has been serving as Managing Executive Officer and Chief Director of Asia & Oceania Area in Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. since April 1, 2016. He is also serving as Executive Officer and Manager of Seoul Office in a subsidiary, Mizuho Bank, Ltd. He joined the Company in April 1986. He used to work for another subsidiary, Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd.

Takashi Kamada

Mr. Takashi Kamada has been serving as Managing Executive Officer in Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. since April 1, 2016. He is also serving as Managing Executive Officer in a subsidiary, Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd.

Hidefumi Kobayashi

Mr. Hidefumi Kobayashi has been serving as Managing Executive Officer in Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. since April 1, 2016. He is also serving as Managing Director in a subsidiary, Mizuho Securities, Co., Ltd. He graduated from University of Tokyo with a Bachelor's degree in Law in March 1981.

Kazuya Kobayashi

Mr. Kazuya Kobayashi has been serving as Managing Executive Officer in Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. since April 1, 2016. He is also serving as Managing Executive Officer in a subsidiary, Mizuho Bank, Ltd. His previous titles include Manager of Investment Banking Unit and Manager of Transaction Banking Unit in the Company.

Hiroto Koda

Mr. Hiroto Koda has been serving as Managing Executive Officer in Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. since June 1, 2016. He is also serving as Vice President, Executive Vice President, Manager of Human Resources Group and Representative Director in a subsidiary, Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.

Shuji Kojima

Mr. Shuji Kojima has been serving as Managing Executive Officer in Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. since April 1, 2016. He is also serving as Executive Officer in a subsidiary, Mizuho Bank, Ltd. His previous titles include Executive Officer and Senior Director of Compliance in the Company.

Taiji Kumagai

Mr. Taiji Kumagai has been serving as Managing Executive Officer in Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. since April 1, 2016. He is also serving as Executive Officer in a subsidiary, Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd. He joined the Company in April 1983.

Yusei Matsubara

Mr. Yusei Matsubara has been serving as Managing Executive Officer in Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. since April 1, 2016. He is also serving as Managing Executive Officer in a subsidiary, Mizuho Bank, Ltd. He used to work for another subsidiary, Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd. He obtained a Bachelor's degree in Law from Kyoto University in March 1984.

Masahiro Miyamoto

Mr. Masahiro Miyamoto has been serving as Managing Executive Officer in Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. since April 1, 2016. He is also serving as Managing Executive Officer and Manager of Investment Bank in a subsidiary, Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.

Akira Nakamura

Mr. Akira Nakamura has been serving as Managing Executive Officer in Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. since April 1, 2016. He is also serving as Managing Executive Officer and Manager of Telecom & Media & Technology Group in a subsidiary, Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd. He used to work for another subsidiary, Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd. He graduated from University of Tokyo with a Bachelor's degree in Economics in March 1985.

Isao Nakamura

Mr. Isao Nakamura has been serving as Managing Executive Officer in Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. since April 1, 2016. He is also serving as Executive Officer and Director of Corporate Operation in a subsidiary, Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd. He joined the Company in April 1986. He used to work for another subsidiary, Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd.

Akihiro Nakanishi

Mr. Akihiro Nakanishi has been serving as Managing Executive Officer in Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. since April 1, 2016. He is also serving as Managing Executive Officer in a subsidiary, Mizuho Bank, Ltd. He joined the Company in April 1985. He used to work for another subsidiary, Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd.

Masaya Ohishi

Amane Ohshima

Mr. Amane Ohshima has been serving as Managing Executive Officer in Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. since April 1, 2016. He is also serving as Managing Executive Officer in a subsidiary, Mizuho Bank, Ltd. He joined the Company in April 1984. He used to work for another subsidiary, Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd.

Masahiro Ohtsuka

Mr. Masahiro Ohtsuka has been serving as Managing Executive Officer in Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. since April 1, 2016. He is also serving as Managing Executive Officer in a subsidiary, Mizuho Bank, Ltd.

Keisuke Saito

Mr. Keisuke Saito has been serving as Managing Executive Officer in Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. since April 1, 2016. He is also serving as Executive Officer and Director of 2nd Trust General Sales in a subsidiary, Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd. He joined the Company in April 1986. He used to work for another subsidiary, Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd.

Takashi Saito

Mr. Takashi Saito has been serving as Managing Executive Officer in Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. since April 1, 2016. He is also serving as Executive Officer and Director of Derivative Sales in a Japan-based subsidiary, Mizuho Bank, Ltd.

Toshio Sobue

Mr. Toshio Sobue has been serving as Managing Executive Officer in Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. since April 1, 2016. He is also serving as Executive Officer and Senior Director of Compliance in a subsidiary, Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd. He joined the Company in April 1986. He used to work for another subsidiary, Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd.

Atsushi Takahashi

Mr. Atsushi Takahashi has been serving as Managing Executive Officer in Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. since April 1, 2016. He is also serving as Executive Officer and Director of Finance Planning a subsidiary, Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.

Teiji Teramoto

Mr. Teiji Teramoto has been serving as Managing Executive Officer and Chief Director of Europe Area in Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. since April 1, 2016. He obtained a Bachelor's degree in Law from Kyoto University in March 1983.

Kenji Tsujitsugu

Mr. Kenji Tsujitsugu has been serving as Managing Executive Officer in Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. since April 1, 2016. He is also serving as Managing Executive Officer in a subsidiary, Mizuho Bank, Ltd. He previously served as Manager of Financial Institutions & Public Sector Business Unit in the Company.

Masaya Usuha

Mr. Masaya Usuha has been serving as Managing Executive Officer in Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. since April 1, 2016. He is also serving as Managing Director and Manager of Internal Audit in a subsidiary, Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.

Motonori Wakabayashi

Mr. Motonori Wakabayashi has been serving as Managing Executive Officer in Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. since April 1, 2016. He is also serving as Executive Officer and Director of Industrial Exploration in a subsidiary, Mizuho Bank, Ltd. He joined the Company in April 1987. He used to work for another subsidiary, Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd.

Nobumitsu Watanabe

Mr. Nobumitsu Watanabe has been serving as Managing Executive Officer in Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. since April 1, 2016. He is also serving as Managing Executive Officer in a subsidiary, Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd. He graduated from Waseda University with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and Economics in March 1983.

Daisuke Yamada

Mr. Daisuke Yamada has been serving as Managing Executive Officer and Manager of Global Products Unit in Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. since April 1, 2016. He is also serving as Managing Executive Officer and Manager of Global Products Unit in a subsidiary, Mizuho Bank, Ltd.

Takahiko Yasuhara

Mr. Takahiko Yasuhara has been serving as Managing Executive Officer and Chief Director of Eastern Asia Area in Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. since April 1, 2016. He is also serving as Executive Officer in a subsidiary, Mizuho Bank, Ltd. His previous titles include Executive Officer and Director of International Coordination in the Company.

Masahiko Abe

Mr. Masahiko Abe has been serving as Executive Officer and Director of Corporate & Institution Operation in Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. since April 1, 2016. He is also working for a subsidiary, Mizuho Bank, Ltd.

Yuzo Kanamori

Mr. Yuzo Kanamori has been serving as Executive Officer in Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. since April 1, 2016. He is also serving as Executive Officer, Director of Equity Syndication and Manager of Syndication Group in a subsidiary, Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.

Asashi Kato

Mr. Asashi Kato has been serving as Executive Officer and Director of System Promotion in Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. since April 1, 2016. He is also working for two subsidiaries, including Mizuho Bank, Ltd. and Mizuho Information & Research Institute, Inc.

Hisashi Kikuchi

Mr. Hisashi Kikuchi has been serving as Executive Officer and Manager of Board of Directors' Meeting Office in Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. since April 1, 2016. He is also working for a subsidiary, Mizuho Bank, Ltd.

Yasuyuki Shibata

Eishi Shimizu

Mr. Eishi Shimizu has been serving as Executive Officer and Director of Channel Strategy in Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. since April 1, 2016. He is also working for a subsidiary, Mizuho Bank, Ltd.

Kazushi Takeda

Mr. Kazushi Takeda has been serving as Executive Officer and Co-Director of Eastern Asia Operation in Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. since April 1, 2016. He used to work for a subsidiary, Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd.

Shinji Taniguchi

Mr. Shinji Taniguchi has been serving as Executive Officer and Director of Global Products Operation in Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. since April 1, 2016. He is also serving as Executive Officer in a subsidiary, Mizuho Bank, Ltd. He previously served as Director of Investment Banking Coordination in the Company.

Koji Yonei

Mr. Koji Yonei has been serving as Executive Officer and Director of IT & System Planning in Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. since December 14, 2016. He is also serving as Executive Officer and Director of IT & System Planning in a subsidiary, Mizuho Bank, Ltd. He graduated from University of Tokyo with a Bachelor's degree in Economics, in March 1985.

Nobukatsu Funaki

Mr. Nobukatsu Funaki has been serving as Director in Mizuho Financial Group Inc. since June 2014. He is also a member of Audit Committee of the Company. He used to work for two subsidiaries, Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd. and Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd. He obtained his Bachelor's degree in Economics from Yokohama National University in March 1981.

Hideyuki Takahashi

Mr. Hideyuki Takahashi has been serving as Director in Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. since April 2014. He is also Chairman of Audit Committee of the Company. He is also serving as Director in a subsidiary, Mizuho Bank, Ltd. He used to work for other two subsidiaries, including Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd. and Mizuho Trust & Banking Co ., Ltd.

Hirotake Abe

Mr. Hirotake Abe has been serving as Independent Director in Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. since June 2015. He is also a member Audit Committee of the Company. He is also working for CONEXIO Corporation and Hirotake Abe Office.

Tatsuo Kainaka

Mr. Tatsuo Kainaka has been serving as Independent Director in Mizuho Financial Group Inc. since June 2014. He is also a member of Nominating Committee and Audit Committee, and Chairman of Compensation Committee of the Company. He is also working for Insurance Policyholders Protection Corporation of Japan, Oriental Land Co., Ltd. and Takusyou Sogo Law Office. He used to work for a subsidiary, Mizuho Bank, Ltd. He obtained his LLB from Chuo University in March 1962.

Takashi Kawamura

Mr. Takashi Kawamura has been serving as Independent Director in Mizuho Financial Group Inc. since June 2014. He is also a member of Nominating and Compensation Committees of the Company. He is also serving as Independent Director in CALBEE, Inc., Nitori Holdings Co., Ltd. and Ichigo Inc., and working for Nikkei Inc. He used to work for Hitachi, Ltd., Hitachi Software Engineering Co., Ltd., Hitachi Plant Technologies, Ltd. and Hitachi Maxell, Ltd. He obtained his Bachelor's degree in Engineering from University of Tokyo in March 1962.

Mitsuo Ohashi

Mr. Mitsuo Ohashi has been serving as Independent Director in Mizuho Financial Group Inc. since June 28, 2005. He is also Chairman of Nominating Committee of the Company. He is also working for SHOWA DENKO K.K. and The People's Political Association. He used to serve as Chairman of the Board, President and Representative Director in SHOWA DENKO K.K., and also worked for another Japan-based bank.

Hiroko Ohta

Ms. Hiroko Ohta has been serving as Independent Director in Mizuho Financial Group Inc. since June 2014. She is also a member of Nominating Committee of the Company. She is also serving as Independent Director in JX Holdings, Inc. and Panasonic Corporation. She obtained a Bachelor's degree in Social Science from Hitotsubashi University in March 1976. She is a Professor of National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies.

Tetsuo Seki

Mr. Tetsuo Seki has been serving as Independent Director in Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. since June 2015. He is also a member of Compensation Committee and Audit Committee of the Company. He is also working for Shoko Chukin Bank, Ltd. and Sapporo Holdings Limited. He used to work for NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION, TERUMO CORPORATION, Tokyo Financial Exchange Inc. and Japan Post Holdings Co., Ltd.

Masahiro Kosugi