Chief Executive Officer
Kota Igarashi is the Chief Executive Officer of Mizuho Asia Partners Pte. Ltd. Kota is a Japanese national whose responsibility is to oversee the overall activities of the Fund.
Prior to the launch of Mizuho ASEAN PE Fund, Kota was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs serving the firm for 14 years, most recently at the Merchant Banking Division heading the private equity investment in Japan for a USD 20 billion global fund. While at Goldman Sachs, Kota also worked at the Investment Banking Division advising M&A and Corporate Finance to various Japanese corporates.
Before joining Goldman Sachs, Kota worked for Industrial Bank of Japan (Current Mizuho Bank) as a corporate lending officer and also was seconded to IBJ Securities (Current Mizuho Securities) at the Fixed Income Securities Division.
Kota holds an MBA from University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School and a BA from Keio University.
Team Head, Operations & Administration
Hiroshi Yokomizu is the Head of the Operations & Administration Team of Mizuho Asia Partners Pte. Ltd. Hiro is a Japanese national whose responsibility is to oversee the overall activity of the Operations & Administration Team, which covers legal, regulatory/ ESG compliance, finance, tax and other duties necessary to run the Fund.
Prior to joining Mizuho Asia Partners Pte. Ltd., Hiro was a Vice President at Mizuho Bank, Ltd., primarily engaged in cross-border M&A deals. Whilst at Mizuho Bank, Hiro also worked at Corporate Banking Division as a relationship manager, dealing with large corporates in heavy electric, semi-conductor, and IT industry.
Hiro holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Doshisha University.