Mizuho announced the appointment of Mark Wheatcroft as head of European primary debt markets and a member of the executive committee last week.
The move makes official what had already effectively happened on the ground after the departure in March of the previous head of debt, Melanie Czarra, at the the London-based investment banking arm of the Mizuho Financial Group.
Wheatcroft joined in February as head of the EMEA debt syndicate desk and SSA syndicate manager.
There have been a few moves over the past six months as Michiel de Jong, president and chief executive, expands the EMEA operation after joining the bank in September 2012.
In addition to Wheatcroft, Nicolas Pourcelet joined in March as head of fixed income sales, Andrew Hunter took up the role of head of equity sales and trading in January, while Aman Oberoi was hired as head of special solutions in February.
Other members of the executive committee are the head of fixed income trading Graham Halliday, and equity capital markets & advisory chief, Yutaka Fukushi.
Wheatcroft was previously at UBS where he was European head of syndicate before the bank’s retrenchment in fixed income in 2012.
He has over 20 years of experience in debt capital markets, and has also held positions at ABN AMRO and SBC Warburg Dillon Read.