Paul K. Yonamine is the Chairman and CEO of Central Pacific Financial Corp. (NYSE: CPF), the parent company of Central Pacific Bank at which he serves as its Executive Chairman. The Central Pacific Bank was established 65 years ago by Japanese American War Veterans led by the late Senator Daniel K. Inouye. Prior to joining CPF, Mr. Yonamine held various leadership positions in the United States and in Japan. He was the Executive Chairman of GCA Corporation, the largest independent M&A advisory investment bank in Japan, President and Country General Manager of IBM Japan, Ltd., President and CEO of Hitachi Consulting Co., Ltd., Chairman of BearingPoint Asia Pacific, President of KPMG Consulting in Japan and Managing Partner of the Hawaii operations of KPMG, LLC. He also served for two years from 2006 as the Senior Advisor to the Mayor of the City & County of Honolulu, driving efficiency and transformational efforts.
Mr. Yonamine currently serves on the Board of Directors for Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation of Japan (SMBC), the Pacific International Center of High Technology Research (PICHTR) and Circlace Co., Ltd., Japan. He is Co-Chair of the Economy Committee of the Hawaii Executive Collaborative’s CHANGE initiative (HEC) and a member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and Move Oahu Forward (MOF). Born and raised in Tokyo, Japan and a graduate of the University of San Francisco, Mr. Yonamine is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Hawaii.