Mizuho Americas announced the hiring of Ronald Taylor as Managing Director, Head of Diversity and Inclusion. In this role, he will lead the firm’s efforts furthering a culture that benefits from diverse life experiences, viewpoints, and expertise. Taylor will be based in New York, reporting to Jim Minogue, Chief Human Resources Officer.
Taylor’s hiring continues a commitment to diversity and inclusion at a time of heightened recognition of racial injustice. His primary focus will be to advance and promote our firm-wide policy of workplace equity.
“Our diversity and inclusion initiatives throughout the region continue to grow exponentially, generating momentum and opening new areas of opportunity daily,” said Teiji Teramoto, CEO & Chairman of Mizuho Americas. “I look forward to working closely with Ron to leverage our considerable accomplishments in this area and lead our firm in establishing new standards of excellence in equality.”
“We are proud of our D&I efforts to date,” said Jerry Rizzieri, President & CEO of Mizuho Securities USA LLC, “but we also recognize we have a long way to go. It’s important that Mizuho demonstrates, with authenticity, that we are committed to making the necessary changes needed to help rectify an injustice in our society. With Ron leading this area, we look forward to further strengthening our culture of inclusion and diversifying our workplace.”
Taylor brings more than 20 years of experience developing, implementing, and expanding diversity and inclusion initiatives. Before Mizuho, he served as Diversity Officer for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Prior to that, he served as a diversity consultant to EisnerAmper, the Food Bank for New York City, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He also held diversity leadership roles at Deutsche Bank, Eisner, and KPMG.
Taylor is a member of the Advisory Board for Bronx Community College and is a Lifetime Member of the National Association of Black Accountants. He is a past recipient of the Michigan Association of CPAs Diversity Award, and served on Harlem’s Board of Directors for Major League Baseball’s Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities program and St. Anthony High School’s Board of Trustees.
Taylor holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management with an Accounting concentration from the University of Massachusetts.