Ksenia Portnoy
General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Asset Management

Years in the industry: 15+ years
Area of focus: Legal and compliance
School: University of Pennsylvania


What do you do at Mizuho?
I provide legal and compliance support to our Alternative Investments team, specializing in developing and managing quantitative investment strategies.

What are Mizuho's culture and people like?
Mizuho is, at heart, a multicultural business striving for excellence. The culture represents a unique fusion of the Japanese tradition of loyalty and service blended with American entrepreneurship. All cultures are embraced and respected.

How have you grown since joining Mizuho?
I’ve learned how to negotiate in multicultural environment and truly listen.

How is Mizuho different from other places you've worked?
Most of the people here truly love what they do and are very dedicated to high ethical standards.  

What’s something you’ve learned from another culture?
Social and cultural anthropology