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Peter S. Ho
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

Peter S. Ho is Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Bank of Hawaii. Mr. Ho was named Chairman and Chief Executive Officer on July 30, 2010. He was appointed to the parent company’s board, Bank of Hawaii Corporation, in April 2009. He has served as President since April 2008 and been a member of the bank’s board since December 2005.

Mr. Ho joined the bank in 1993 as an Assistant Vice President in the National Banking Division. He was promoted to Senior Vice President in charge of corporate banking in 1999. In 2001, he was promoted to Executive Vice President responsible for corporate banking and commercial real estate lending. In 2003, Mr. Ho was promoted to Group Executive Vice President in charge of the bank’s Hawaii Commercial Banking Group and was made a member of the company’s Managing Committee. In 2004, Mr. Ho was promoted to Vice Chairman responsible for the bank’s Investment Services Group. In 2006, Mr. Ho was promoted to Chief Banking Officer, responsible for both the commercial and investment services areas of the bank. In 2007, Mr. Ho added responsibility for the organization’s retail banking businesses. He was appointed President in April 2008.

Mr. Ho began his banking career in New York City in 1987. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and an MBA from the University of Southern California, where he was the 1992 First Interstate Bank Fellow. He is also a 2008 graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program. A native of Honolulu, Mr. Ho serves on the boards of various charitable and community organizations in Hawaii. Mr. Ho also serves as a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. In 2012 Mr. Ho was recognized as Hawaii’s distinguished citizen by the Aloha Council of the Boy Scouts of America. In 2010, Mr. Ho was named chairman of the APEC 2011 Hawai‘i Host Committee, a public-private entity comprised of private sector, labor and elected leaders created to support Hawaii, the country and President Obama’s hosting of APEC Leaders Week in November 2011. He was also named Young Business Person of the Year by Pacific Business News in 2003 and was a 1998 Pacific Century Fellow.