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Annual Membership Meeting & Luncheon: Leadership with Catherine Ngo


Catherine Ngo is President and CEO of Central Pacific Bank, Hawaii’s fourth largest bank. She will share her perspective on leadership, core values and corporate culture. Catherine will also talk about her experience as Founding General Partner of Startup Capital Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm investing in Silicon Valley and China. Catherine will discuss why having good mentors is such an important component to grow as a leader, whether that be a leader of a large corporation or a small startup.

Catherine has over 20 years of executive experience in the financial services and private equity industries. She joined CPB in 2010 as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer and was promoted to President and CEO in 2015. Prior to joining CPB, Catherine served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Silicon Valley Bank. She also served as Chief Operating Officer of Alliant Partners, an investment banking subsidiary of Silicon Valley Bank, focused on sell-side mergers and acquisitions activities for technology companies.

A graduate of the University of Virginia, School of Law, Catherine started her career in private law practice, focusing on banking and securities law. Catherine is board trustee, treasurer and executive committee member of the University of Hawaii Foundation, and board director of Hawaii Gas Company. She is also a director on the boards of Central Pacific Bank and its publicly-traded holding company.


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