Michel Katz
Head of Investment and Corporate Banking
Mizuho Americas

Michal Katz is Head of the Investment & Corporate Banking division at Mizuho Americas, a division of the Mizuho Financial Group, one of the largest financial institutions in the world with $2 trillion of assets. At Mizuho, she is responsible for all banking activity throughout the US, Canada and Latin Americas, including industry and financial sponsors coverage, equity and debt capital markets, investment grade loans, leveraged finance, project finance, securitization and M&A. Michal is also a member of the Executive Committee of Mizuho Americas.

With a career spanning 25+ years on Wall Street, Michal is recognized as a seasoned and trusted advisor to corporations and boards in Corporate Finance, Strategy, M&A and Digital Transformation.
Prior to Mizuho, Michal was Co-Head of the Global Technology Investment Banking group at RBC Capital Markets, where she built a Top 10 global practice, advising and supporting leading and emerging Technology companies in achieving their strategic and financing objectives, including highly complex, transformational M&A and capital markets activities. At RBC, Michal also sat on the Management Committee of the US investment bank and the Regional Operating Committee, and was a founding member of the firm’s Innovation Council tasked with advancing the firm’s global businesses with new technologies, strategic partnerships and investments to drive disruption and “out of the box” thinking.

Prior to that, Michal was a Managing Director at Barclays and Lehman Brothers, where she was head of the global software practice in the Technology Investment Banking group. She also spent several years with the law firms of Skadden Arps and Winthrop Stimson (now Pillsbury Winthrop), where she practiced corporate law.

Michal was recognized by American Banker as one of the Most Powerful Women in Finance in 2021 and 2019, and named by Crain’s among the Notable Women in Finance in NYC for the past 3 years. She is an independent director to the board of Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN) and PTC Inc. (NASDAQ:PTC) and serves on the board of the GRAMMY Museum Foundation, a not-for-profit arm of the Recording Academy, where she chairs the Finance Committee. She is also a member of the Economic Club of NY and a contributor to the Forbes Finance Council.

Michal received her BA with honors from Binghamton University and JD from New York University School of Law. She resides in New York with her husband and has twins who recently graduated from college.