Paul K. Yonamine

Paul Yonamine served in a leadership capacity at several global organizations in California, Hawaii and Japan before returning to Hawaii. Prior to joining Central Pacific Financial Corp, Yonamine was Executive Chairman of GCA Corporation, Japan, the largest independent M&A advisory investment bank listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange specializing in technology based, cross border M&A advisory services with 18 offices across 10 countries.

Yonamine served as President and Country General Manager of IBM Japan, Ltd. until March 2017, where he managed over $4.5 billion in IT and consulting services to the top three mega-banks and the top 28 regional banks in Japan. He established the company as one of the best performing divisions of IBM with approximately $9 billion in annual revenues, and was recognized by Nikkei, Japans leading business journal, as a leader in workforce diversity. Yonamine joined IBM Japan, Ltd. in May 2010.

Previously, Yonamine served as President and CEO of Hitachi Consulting Co., Ltd. from 2006 to 2010, where he founded the first consulting and solutions business for Hitachi Ltd. From 2004 to 2006, he was a senior advisor to the Mayor of the City & County of Honolulu where he led a private-public partnership initiative to reengineer City government operations. Yonamine also served as Executive Vice President and Chairman of BearingPoint Asia Pacific, President of KPMG Consulting in Japan, Managing Partner of KPMG, LLC Hawaii Operations, and Partner in Charge of Japanese Practice of KPMG in Southern California.

A graduate of the University of San Francisco with a degree in Accounting, Yonamine also holds a CPA designation.

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