HONOLULU, Hawaii—First Hawaiian, Inc., the parent company of First Hawaiian Bank, announced yesterday that it has appointed Ravi Mallela chief financial officer and treasurer of First Hawaiian, Inc. and First Hawaiian Bank.
“Ravi Mallela joins us as CFO just as our bank is about to celebrate our 160th year of doing business in Hawaii,” said Bob Harrison, First Hawaiian Bank chairman and CEO said. “He brings to our senior management team a depth of knowledge and corporate finance expertise that we will leverage and build upon as we move forward with our strategic plans for the bank. We also want to thank president and COO Eric Yeaman, for stepping in to serve as acting CFO as we conducted our nationwide search.”
Mallela plans to join First Hawaiian, Inc. and First Hawaiian Bank in September.
Mallela joins First Hawaiian, Inc. and First Hawaiian Bank from First Republic Bank, where he served as senior vice president, head of Finance and Treasury. In that role, he managed the bank’s functions of corporate treasury, financial planning and analysis, investment operations and monitoring, cash management, and capital and liquidity stress testing. He has extensive corporate finance experience in balance sheet management, credit risk, income and expense forecasting, and strategic planning. (FHB)