Paul K Yonamine

Paul K Yonamine

Paul K. Yonamine is the Chairman and CEO of Central Pacific Financial Corp., the parent company of Central Pacific Bank at which he serves as its Executive Chairman.

Previously Mr. Yonamine served as President and Country General Manager of IBM Japan, Ltd. and was recognized by Nikkei, Japan’s leading business journal, as a leader in workforce diversity. He was also senior advisor to the Mayor of the City & County of Honolulu, Executive Vice President and Chairman of BearingPoint Asia Pacific, President of KPMG Consulting in Japan, and Managing Partner of the Hawaii operations of KPMG, LLC.

Mr. Yonamine currently serves on the board of directors of the Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation of Japan (SMBC). He is also a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and Move Oahu Forward, Co-Chair of the Economy Committee of the CHANGE Initiative, and Chair of the Board of Councilors of the U.S.-Japan Council.

Mr. Yonamine is a graduate of the University of San Francisco and holds a CPA designation.