Catherine Ngo is the Chair of Central Pacific Financial Corp (NYSE: CPF) since January 1, 2023 (before that, Executive Vice-Chair since January 1, 2022). Prior to this, she served as President of Central Pacific Bank for seven years, since 2015 (after joining CPB in 2010 as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer). Prior to joining CPB, Ngo was a founding general partner of Startup Capital Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm established in 2005, with investments in Silicon Valley and Hawaii, as well as in China.
A graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, Ngo started her career in private law practice for seven years, then joined Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) as Executive Vice President and General Counsel, until 2005. She also served as Chief Operating Officer of Alliant Partners, the investment banking subsidiary of SVB.
Ngo also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Queen’s Health Systems (and is Chair of Queen’s Board Finance Committee), Advisory Board of Catholic Charities of Hawaii, Advisory Board for Trust for Public Lands, Board of Directors of Hawaii Gas, and Board of Governors of Hawaii Community Foundation. She also is an appointed member of the Federal Reserve Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council (12th District).