Ayuko Mueller
Vice President, Third-Party Risk Management

Years in the industry: 10 years 
Area of focus: Corporate governance and planning, financial reporting, internal controls, risk management
School: UCLA


What do you do at Mizuho?
I head up the Third Party Risk Management team at Mizuho. It’s a new area for the firm, I’ve been involved in building the project plan since its inception.

What surprised you about Mizuho?
The diversity of people who work here. And of course the holiday parties!

What are Mizuho's culture and people like?
It’s very diverse. The bank is up-and-coming in the US and has a bit of a start-up feel.

What’s a particularly proud moment you’ve had here?
Being put in charge of a new team.

What do you do for fun?
I play in amateur chamber music ensembles. I also volunteer as a piano accompanist for kids and take Juilliard classes.