First Hawaiian promotes three executives
First Hawaiian Bank has promoted three of its veteran executive vice presidents to vice chairmen, calling them "the core of the bank's senior management team of the future."
Don Horner, CEO and president of First Hawaiian, said yesterday that Robert T. Fujioka, Robert S. Harrison, and Raymond S. Ono "have exceptional leadership skills and their demonstrated core values are very much aligned with those of the bank."
All three are members of the senior management committee.
Fujioka, who joined the bank in 1996, will be the bank's chief lending officer, responsible for the commercial banking group. He will oversee the bank's lending activities in commercial real estate, corporate banking and leasing.
A Punahou graduate, Fujioka has more than 33 years of banking experience. He holds an MBA from the University of Hawaii, and is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School.
Community board commitments include the Kapiolani Health Foundation and Japanese American National Museum.
Harrison, currently the bank's chief risk officer, will add trust and investment functions to his current responsibilities, which include credit underwriting and operational risk.
He also joined the bank in 1996 and has over 19 years of experience in the financial services industry. Harrison holds an MBA from Cornell University, and is chairman of Aloha Harvest.
Ono, who joined the bank in 1978 as a trainee and worked his way up the ranks, will be responsible for the business banking and wealth management group which includes private banking, advisory services, BancWest investment services and overall business banking.
The Iolani School graduate holds an MBA from Willamette University and is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School. Ono serves on the boards of Aloha United Way and Boy Scouts of America.
First Hawaiian Bank, a subsidiary of BankWest Corp., holds $12.5 billion in total assets, with 57 branches in Hawaii, three on Guam and two on Saipan.