Paul K Yonamine

Paul K. Yonamine is the Chairman Emeritus of Central Pacific Financial Corp. (NYSE: CPF) and its subsidiary, Central Pacific Bank (CPB) and is a Member of both Board of Directors.

Prior to this role, Mr. Yonamine was the Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CPF and CPB.  He has held various leadership positions in the United States and Japan over four decades including Executive Chairman of GCA Corporation Japan (acquired by Houlihan Lokey), President and Country General Manager of IBM Japan, Ltd., President and CEO of Hitachi Consulting Co., Ltd., Chairman and CEO of BearingPoint Asia Pacific, President and CEO of KPMG Consulting Japan and Managing Partner of KPMG LLP Hawaii.  From 2006, he served as the Senior Advisor to the Mayor of the City & County of Honolulu driving efficiency and transformation efforts for two years.

In advisory roles, Mr. Yonamine currently serves as a Special Advisor to Governor Josh Green of the State of Hawaii.

Mr. Yonamine serves on the Board of Directors of The Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (Japan), Seven & i Holdings Co., Ltd. (Japan) and PayPay Corporation (Japan).  For non-profit organizations, he is a member of the Board of Councilors of the U.S.-Japan Council and a Board Member of the Pacific International Center of High Technology Research (PICHTR).

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.