First Hawaiian Bank

Management Team

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Robert Harrison
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Robert Harrison
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer


Robert Harrison became Chief Executive Officer in January 2012 and named Chairman of First Hawaiian Bank in May 2014. He served as Chief Operating Officer of First Hawaiian Bank from December 2009 to January 2012 and as its President from December 2009 to May 2015. He was named Vice Chairman in 2007 and served as the bank’s Chief Risk Officer from 2006 to 2009. He was elected to First Hawaiian Bank’s Board of Directors in December 2009 and appointed to the bank’s holding company board, First Haw... 
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Eric Yeaman
President & Chief Operating Officer
Eric Yeaman
President & Chief Operating Officer


Eric Yeaman joined First Hawaiian Bank as President and Chief Operating Officer in June 2015 and is a member of the bank’s Board of Directors, its Senior Management Committee, and the First Hawaiian Bank Foundation Board. He oversees the bank’s Retail Banking and IT & Operations Groups. Prior to joining the bank, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Hawaiian Telcom (NASDAQ: HCOM) from 2008 to 2015. In 2008, he served as Chief Operating Officer of Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. and p... 
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Alan Arizumi
Vice Chairman, Wealth Management & Consumer Banking Group
Alan Arizumi
Vice Chairman, Wealth Management & Consumer Banking Group


Alan Arizumi was appointed Vice Chairman of the Wealth Management and Consumer Banking Group in 2014 and has served on the bank’s Senior Management Committee since December 2009. He is Chairman of Bishop Street Capital Management Corporation, a registered investment advisor and subsidiary of the bank, and is a Director for the First Hawaiian Bank Foundation, the charitable arm of the bank. A 33-year veteran of the company, joining First Hawaiian Bank in 1983, he has held leadership positions in... 
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Robert Fujioka
Vice Chairman and Chief Lending Officer, Commercial Banking Group
Robert Fujioka
Vice Chairman and Chief Lending Officer, Commercial Banking Group


Robert Fujioka is Vice Chairman and Chief Lending Officer of the Commercial Banking Group, a position he has held since 2007 and has been a member of the bank’s Senior Management Committee since 2003. He also serves as Chief Executive Officer of First Hawaiian Leasing, Inc., a subsidiary of First Hawaiian Bank. He has over 42 years of extensive banking experience working for banks in California and Hawaii. He joined First Hawaiian Bank in 1996 as Senior Vice President and Manager overseeing its ... 
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Gina Woo Anonuevo
Executive Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer, Corporate Compliance Division
Gina Woo Anonuevo
Executive Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer, Corporate Compliance Division


Gina Anonuevo is Executive Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer of the Corporate Compliance Division, a position she has held since 2011, overseeing the bank’s bank-wide Compliance Management Program, which includes the Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering Program. She joined First Hawaiian Bank in 2006 as Executive Vice President and General Auditor where she directed the bank’s internal Audit Division, conducting credit examinations and system-wide internal audits. She was appointed a... 
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Michael Ching
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, Finance Group
Michael Ching
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, Finance Group


Michael Ching joined First Hawaiian Bank in June 2015 as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and is a member of the bank’s Senior Management Committee. With Ernst & Young from 1993 to 2015, he has over two decades of financial industry assurance and advisory, and was formerly the Office Managing Partner of the firm’s Honolulu practice. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the First Hawaiian Bank Foundation, American Diabetes Association, Aloha Council - B... 
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Christopher Dods
Executive Vice President, Marketing Communications and Card Services Divisions
Christopher Dods
Executive Vice President, Marketing Communications and Card Services Divisions


Christopher Dods is Executive Vice President of the Marketing Communications and Card Services Divisions for First Hawaiian Bank and was appointed to First Hawaiian Bank’s Senior Management Committee in January 2016. He joined the bank in 2007 in the Card Services Division where he managed the bank’s payment business overseeing credit and debit card operations, new product development, risk and compliance prior to adding responsibility for the Marketing Communications Division in January 2014. ... 
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Iris Matsumoto
Executive Vice President, Human Resources Division
Iris Matsumoto
Executive Vice President, Human Resources Division


Iris Matsumoto is Executive Vice President of the Human Resources Division and was appointed to First Hawaiian Bank’s Senior Management Committee in January 2008. She is an 18-year veteran with First Hawaiian Bank, joining in August 1998, as the bank’s Compensation and Benefits Manager where she was responsible for managing the bank’s benefits, executive and general compensation programs. She has over 30 years of experience in the human resources field. She currently serves on the Human Resour... 
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Ralph Mesick
Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer, Risk Management Group
Ralph Mesick
Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer, Risk Management Group


Ralph Mesick joined First Hawaiian Bank in 2012 and was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer in July 2016. He previously served as Executive Vice President and Manager of the Commercial Real Estate Division. He has over two decades of finance and banking experience in the areas of risk management, corporate banking, commercial real estate lending, private banking and wealth management. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the First Hawaiian Bank Foun... 
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Mitchell Nishimoto
Executive Vice President and Manager, Retail Banking Group
Mitchell Nishimoto
Executive Vice President and Manager, Retail Banking Group


Mitchell Nishimoto was appointed in July 2016 Executive Vice President and Manager of the Retail Banking Group, responsible for First Hawaiian Bank’s entire 62 branch network in Hawaii, Guam and Saipan. He has been a member of the bank’s Senior Management Committee since June 2014. He is a 30-year veteran of the company, joining First Hawaiian Bank in 1986, and has held executive positions within the bank including Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer, and Region Manager for Kapiolani... 
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Joel Rappoport
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Legal and Corporate Services Division
Joel Rappoport
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Legal and Corporate Services Division


Joel Rappoport joined First Hawaiian in January 2017 as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for both First Hawaiian Bank and its holding company, First Hawaiian, Inc. and is also a member of the bank’s Senior Management Committee. He is responsible for overseeing the bank’s Legal and Corporate Services Division. He has over 31-years of experience as an attorney and was previously a partner with Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP in Washington DC, where he advised fi... 
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