People: East West Bancorp Inc (EWBC.O)

EWBC.O on Nasdaq

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Dominic Ng

55 2009 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the Company and the Bank

Julia Gouw

54 2009 President, Chief Operating Officer of the Company and the Bank, Director

John Lee

81 Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company and the Bank

Irene Oh

36 2010 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company and the Bank

Douglas Krause

57 EVP, Chief Risk Officer, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of the Company and the Bank

Ming Lin Chen

53 2013 Executive Vice President and Head of Retail and Banking Operations of the Bank

William Fong

66 2006 Executive Vice President, Head - Northern California Commercial Lending Division of the Bank

Karen Fukumura

49 2013 Executive Vice President, Head - Change Execution of the Bank

John Hall

58 2011 Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer of the Bank

Bennett Pozil

52 2013 Executive Vice President, Head - Corporate Banking of the Bank

James Schuler

65 2010 Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer of the Bank

Andy Yen

56 Executive Vice President, Director - Business Banking Division of the Bank

Rudolph Estrada

66 2013 Lead Independent Director

Molly Campbell

2014 Director

Tak-Chuen Kwan

60 2012 Director

Iris Chan

68 2010 Independent Director

Paul Irving

61 2010 Independent Director

Herman Li

61 1998 Independent Director

Jack Liu

55 1998 Independent Director

Keith Renken

79 2000 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Dominic Ng

Mr. Dominic Ng is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of East West Bancorp Inc., and East West Bank. Mr. Ng transformed East West from a small savings and loan association with $600 million in assets and a market capitalization of $40 million in 1991, into the full-service international and commercial bank it is today - with $24.7 billion in assets and a market capitalization of $4.8 billion as of December 31, 2013. East West Bank is currently among the top 30 U.S. banks by total assets and market capitalization and ranked in the top 10 of the 100 Best Banks in America by Forbes for four consecutive years. Prior to taking the helm of East West Bank in 1991, he was president of Seyen Investment, after having spent ten years as a CPA with Deloitte & Touche in Houston and Los Angeles. Mr. Ng currently serves as Chairman of the Committee of 100, a nonprofit nonpartisan membership organization that brings a Chinese American perspective to issues concerning Asian Americans and U.S.-China relations. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Mattel, Inc.

Julia Gouw

Ms. Julia S. Gouw is President, Chief Operating Officer of East West Bancorp Inc., & East West Bank, Director of East West Bancorp Inc. Ms. Gouw joined East West Bank in 1989 and prior to her current role, Ms. Gouw served as Chief Financial Officer until April 2008 and as Chief Risk Officer through the end of 2008. Before her career at East West, Ms. Gouw spent over five years as a CPA at KPMG LLP. Ms. Gouw has been recognized numerous times throughout her career, in the financial community, being named to the “Best CFO’s in America” list by Institutional Investor Magazine, to the “Top 10 CFO’s” list by U.S. Banker, and to the “25 Most Powerful Women in American Banking” by American Banker magazine. She was also recognized as a Philanthropist of the Year by the Los Angeles Business Journal. Ms. Gouw serves on the boards of Pacific Mutual Holding Company and PacificLife Corp. She also serves on the board of the California Bankers Association and on the Board of Overseers of the UCLA Health System. We believe that Ms. Gouw’s extensive banking career and proven financial expertise well qualifies her to serve on our Board. She brings to the Board a long and deep knowledge of the business and operations of East West, the financial services industry, and the role of financial institutions in improving the communities and markets in which they operate.

John Lee

Mr. John M. Lee is Vice Chairman of the Board of East West Bancorp, Inc. and East West Bank. Mr. Lee co-founded Standard Bank in 1980, a $923 million asset federal savings bank acquired by East West in 2006. Mr. Lee served as Chairman, President and CEO of Standard Bank until the acquisition. Mr. Lee began his long and distinguished career in banking at East West Bank, where he was the first general manager of East West Bank in the Chinatown district of Los Angeles. Mr. Lee is active in a variety of philanthropic activities and is an avid supporter of education in Chinese art and culture. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Bowers Museum of Cultural Art. We believe that Mr. Lee’s comprehensive knowledge of banking operations and high-level management experience well qualifies him to serve on our Board. He brings to the Board his perspective of the Asian-American community and banking market as well as the management and operations of a community bank.

Irene Oh

Ms. Irene H. Oh is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of East West Bancorp Inc., and East West Bank. Ms. Oh joined East West in 2004. Prior to being promoted to Chief Financial Officer, Ms. Oh served as Senior Vice President and Director of Corporate Finance. A CPA, she began her financial career in 1999 with Deloitte & Touche in Los Angeles and spent two years with Goldman Sachs.

Douglas Krause

Mr. Douglas P. Krause is Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of East West Bancorp Inc., and East West Bank. Prior to joining East West in 1996, Mr. Krause was General Counsel of Metrobank from 1991 to 1996. Mr. Krause started his career with the law firms of Dewey & LeBoeuf and Jones, Day, Reavis and Pogue where he specialized in financial services. Mr. Krause also serves as commissioner on the governing board and as chairman of the audit committee of the Port of Los Angeles. He also serves on the executive committee and project committee of the I-710 Project.

Ming Lin Chen

Ms. Ming Lin Chen is Executive Vice President and Head of Retail and Banking Operations of East West Bank, a subsidiary of East West Bancorp Inc. Ms. Chen joined East West Bank in 2004 as Senior Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager. Prior to joining East West Bank, Ms. Chen was Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary of General Bank and General Bancorp. She was responsible for several management positions including international banking, commercial and SBA lending, marketing and branch operations during her 19 years with General Bank.

William Fong

Mr. William H. Fong is Executive Vice President, Head - Northern California Commercial Lending Division of East West Bank, a subsidiary of East West Bancorp Inc. Mr. Fong joined East West Bank in April 2006 from United Commercial Bank where he was the Head of Commercial Banking. Prior to this, Mr. Fong spent 23 years with the BNP Paribas/Bank of the West group. As Executive Vice President, he was responsible for Pacific Rim Banking's corporate banking team in Bank of the West. In addition to serving as a director on the boards of Cal-Asia Business Council and Hong Kong Association of Northern California, Mr. Fong is a charter member of The Bay Area Council (BAC) and Asia American MultiTechnology Association. (AAMA). Mr. Fong was appointed in 2009 as a member of the California Economic Development Commission Goods Movement International Trade Advisory Committee.

Karen Fukumura

Ms. Karen Fukumura is Executive Vice President, Head - Change Execution of East West Bank, a subsidiary of East West Bancorp Inc. Prior to joining East West Bank in April 2008, Ms. Fukumura was a Senior Vice President with Bank of America and held several transformational leadership roles within the Consumer Bank and Service & Fulfillment Operations. Additionally, Ms. Fukumura has seven years of management and technology consulting experience in Asia, and previously held sales and manufacturing operations roles within Mobil Oil and Xerox Corporation, respectively.

John Hall

Mr. John R. Hall is Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer of East West Bank, a subsidiary of East West Bancorp Inc. Mr. Hall joined East West in mid 2011, after serving seven years as regional Vice President/Senior Vice President for Wells Fargo Bank managing a regional commercial banking office in Los Angeles for Wells Fargo Bank middle market commercial banking. Prior to Wells Fargo Bank, Mr. Hall spent fifteen years in various commercial management positions at Norwest Bank.

Bennett Pozil

Mr. Bennett Pozil is Executive Vice President, Head - Corporate Banking of East West Bank, a subsidiary of East West Bancorp Inc. Prior to joining East West Bank in April 2011, Mr. Pozil served 11 years as the Managing Director of the Los Angeles office for Natixis. Mr. Pozil is active in the Los Angeles community, serving on the Boards of the Music Center of Los Angeles and the Asia Society’s Southern California Chapter.

James Schuler

Mr. James Terry Schuler is Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of East West Bank, a subsidiary of East West Bancorp Inc. Mr. Schuler joined East West in mid 2011, after serving more than 25 years with Avery Dennison where he was instrumental in transforming Avery into an integrated global corporation. Mr. Schuler has a human resources experience as well as experience working throughout the Asia Pacific Region.

Andy Yen

Mr. Andy Yen is Executive Vice President and Director - Business Banking Division of East West Bank, a subsidiary of East West Bancorp Inc. Mr. Yen joined the Bank in September 2005 through its merger with United National Bank ("UNB"). Before being promoted to President of UNB in 2001, Mr. Yen was the Executive Vice President from 1998 to 2000 and Senior Vice President from 1992 to 1997, overseeing both the operations and lending functions of UNB. Mr. Yen also served as a member of the Board of Directors of UNB from 1992 to 2005. Mr. Yen has over 25 years experience in commercial and real estate lending and also held positions at Tokai Bank of California and Trans National Bank before he joined UNB.

Rudolph Estrada

Mr. Rudolph I. Estrada is Lead Independent Director of East West Bancorp Inc. He has over 35 years of banking and business experience and is a former Presidential appointee serving as Commissioner on the White House Commission on Small Business. He also served as the Los Angeles District Director for the U.S. Small Business Administration, the largest SBA district in the United States. Mr. Estrada is President and CEO of Estradagy Business Advisors, a business and banking advisory group that serves small- and medium-sized businesses. Mr. Estrada has also served for over 35 years as a professor of entrepreneurship, management, ethics and finance with the California State University system. He has served on the boards of several corporate and nonprofit organizations, including the Didi Hirsch Mental Health Center, the California State Parks Foundation, the University of Southern California Mexican-American Alumni Association and as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Sias University in the Henan Province of China. We believe that Mr. Estrada’s extensive management and executive experience in the public and private sector well qualifies him to serve on our Board. He brings to the Board a valuable small business lending and public service perspective and also a focus on the prudent management and operations of businesses in a heavily regulated environment.

Molly Campbell

Ms. Molly Campbell is Director of the Company. Ms. Campbell joined the Port of Los Angeles in 2000 and was appointed to her current position in 2007. As a member of the executive team at the Port of Los Angeles, she has overall responsibility for finance, fiscal management, information technology, human resources, and facilities and assets. Prior to her appointment as Deputy Executive Director, she held the position of CFO of the Port of Los Angeles and also previously served as Director of Public Finance for the City of Los Angeles. Ms. Campbell is active in national and international port associations as well as locally serving as a member of the Planning Commission of the City of Long Beach.

Tak-Chuen Kwan

Mr. Tak-Chuen Kwan has been appointed as Director of East West Bancorp, Inc., effective July 16, 2012. Mr. Kwan is a retired senior partner of the Chinese Services Group of Deloitte LLP. He joined Deloitte in 1978 where he held a number of leadership roles, including National Managing Partner of the Chinese Services Group of Deloitte U.S. and National Managing Partner and Deputy CEO of Deloitte China. Mr. Kwan has over 35 years of financial advisory and management experience. Mr. Kwan has been actively advising U.S., Chinese, and other multinational companies on cross-border investment, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other direct foreign investments. He has also assisted large and high-growth Chinese enterprises, both state-owned and privately-held, to achieve sustainable success in the U.S. We believe that Mr. Kwan’s extensive international experience and financial expertise well qualifies him to serve on our Board. He brings to the Board the perspective of his long focus on doing business in China and on U.S.-China investments as well as on the internal control, financial oversight and auditing aspects of overseeing businesses.

Iris Chan

Ms. Iris S. Chan is Independent Director of East West Bancorp Inc. She is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Ameriway, which she founded in 1989. Ameriway focuses on early-stage investments and cross-border trades between North America and Asia. She was the former Executive Vice President and the Group Head of Wells Fargo’s National Commercial Banking Group; and a member of the Wells Fargo Management Committee. Prior to her retirement from Wells Fargo in 2009 after over 20 years of service, Ms. Chan oversaw more than 90 commercial banking and loan production offices throughout the United States. Earlier in her career, Ms. Chan held various management and international banking positions with Bank of America and Citicorp. Ms. Chan has received various awards and recognition for her work. In 2007 and 2008, she was named one of the “25 Most Powerful Women in Banking” by American Banker magazine. We believe that Ms. Chan’s high-level executive and oversight experience in the financial services industry including in the financial oversight and internal controls area well qualifies her to serve on our Board. She brings to the Board a deep understanding of commercial lending and credit risk oversight in a banking environment, in addition to her perspectives on U.S.-Asia cross-border trade and investment.

Paul Irving

Mr. Paul H. Irving is Independent Director of East West Bancorp Inc. He is President and a member of the board of the Milken Institute, a nonprofit organization focused on job creation, capital access and health enhancement. Mr. Irving is a member of the boards of directors of Encore.org and Operation Hope, the George Washington University School of Public Health dean’s council, the board of counselors of the USC Davis School of Gerontology, and the advisory board of Partners for Livable Communities. Previously, Mr. Irving was an advanced leadership fellow at Harvard University and chairman, CEO, managing partner and head of the financial services group of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, a law and consulting firm. Mr. Irving served as an adjunct professor and received the Board of Governors Award for outstanding contributions to society and the law at Loyola Law School. We believe that Mr. Irving’s extensive legal experience in the financial services industry and distinguished management experience well qualifies him to serve on our Board. He brings to the Board a valuable perspective on corporate governance, regulatory and legal issues based on his long experience as an outside advisor to banks and other heavily regulated businesses. He also brings insights from his current position as president of a nonprofit organization focused on using capital markets to solve social and economic challenges.

Herman Li

Mr. Herman Y. Li is Independent Director of East West Bancorp Inc., since 1998. He is Chairman of the C&L Restaurant Group, Inc., a franchisee of Burger King and Denny’s restaurants in multiple states. He also serves as a board member for Restaurant Services, Inc., a Burger King system independent purchasing and distribution service co-op. Mr. Li is on the board of the Committee of 100, a nonprofit nonpartisan membership organization that brings a Chinese American perspective to issues concerning Asian Americans and U.S.-China relations. We believe that Mr. Li’s extensive and varied business career well qualifies him to serve on our Board. He brings to the Board both an entrepreneurial and a consumer marketing/brand management perspective.

Jack Liu

Mr. Jack C. Liu, Esq., is Independent Director of East West Bancorp Inc., since 1998. He is a senior attorney with Alliance International Law Offices. Prior to that, Mr. Liu was Senior Advisor for Morgan Stanley International Real Estate Fund (“MSREF”) and was President of MSREF’s affiliate New Recovery Asset Management Corp. Mr. Liu advises on business and legal aspects of international corporate, real estate, and banking matters. He currently serves on several boards of publicly listed companies in Asia. Mr. Liu is admitted to practice law in the jurisdictions of California, Washington, D.C. and Taiwan. We believe that Mr. Liu’s extensive executive management experience internationally and domestically well qualifies him to serve on our Board. He brings to the Board his experience and insight on doing business in Asia, as well as his board-level perspective and leadership on risk management and oversight of heavily regulated companies.

Keith Renken

Mr. Keith W. Renken is Independent Director of East West Bancorp Inc. He is a former Senior Managing Partner of Deloitte & Touche, LLP, Southwest Region, from which he retired in 1992. Subsequent to his retirement, he was a professor in the University of Southern California Leventhal School of Accounting graduate program for over a decade. He is currently the Managing Partner of Renken Enterprises, which provides management consulting to real estate operations and consulting to emerging growth companies. Mr. Renken currently serves on the boards of Willdan Group, Inc., Limoneira Corporation and Whittier Trust Company. He previously served on the boards of Coast Federal Bank, Pacific Gulf Properties, U.S. Rentals, Nissan Motors (advisory board), and AON Risk Services (advisory board). He is or has served on the boards of various nonprofit entities, including the California Science Center Foundation, the Children’s Bureau of Los Angeles, Forest Lawn Foundation and Unihealth Foundation. We believe that Mr. Renken’s extensive management experience and financial expertise well qualifies him to serve on our Board. He brings to the Board his perspective and extensive experience with respect to the management, financial oversight and auditing of public companies.

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