What do you do at Mizuho?
Since the merger of Mizuho Bank (USA) and Mizuho Trust & Banking Co. (USA) where I was General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, I joined the Americas Legal and Compliance team at Mizuho Bank, Ltd. I continue to perform legal work involving institutional custody, fund administration, and securities lending. One of the important parts of my job is to provide useful legal advice to allow the bank to make meaningful business and strategic decisions.
How have you grown since joining Mizuho?
A few years into working for the bank, I decided to pursue my law degree while working full time. Four challenging years later, I became the first in-house counsel in Custody Services.
What’s one thing you've learned while at Mizuho or in the industry?
In order to be an effective and trusted counselor and fellow business colleague, it’s important to not only understand the laws, but also the clients served, services, and operations supporting them. Most importantly, how each part of the organization performs and supports each other.
What do you like to do for fun when you're not at work?
I am an amateur weekend gardener and landscaper. So far, I've created a Japanese dry stream garden in the front of our home, a butterfly garden on one side, shade garden on the other side, and a vegetable garden in the back. It's hard work, but rewarding and relaxing at the same time. You would be surprised to know how many people I've met and talked with while gardening.