Peter S. Ho
A native of Honolulu, Mr. Ho joined Bank of Hawaii in 1993 working in and managing a number of operating businesses, including Commercial Banking, Retail Banking, and Trust and Private Client Services.
Mr. Ho was appointed president in 2008 and, in 2010, added the titles of Chairman and CEO. He has been a member of the bank’s board since 2005. During his tenure, Bank of Hawaii (NYSE:BOH) has been named one of America’s Best Banks by Forbes magazine for 12 consecutive years, and has been ranked No. 3 among America’s Most Trusted Companies in the banking industry by Newsweek. Mr. Ho also served as a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco for two consecutive terms from 2013 to 2018. He began his banking career in 1987 with Manufacturers Hanover in New York City.
Mr. Ho currently serves as chair of Hawaii Community Foundation’s Board of Governors, and is the vice chair of the state of Hawaii’s House Select Committee on COVID-19 Economic and Financial Preparedness. In July 2021, Mr. Ho joined the Board of Trustees for Punahou School, his alma mater, which is a private, co-educational, college preparatory school in Honolulu, HI. He also serves on the boards of various other charitable and community organizations in Hawaii, including the Hawaii Business Roundtable and East-West Center.
In 2016, Mr. Ho received the Naval Heritage Award from the U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation. He is only the second Hawaii resident to be honored with this award, following former U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye in 2006. In 2012, Mr. Ho was recognized as Hawaii’s distinguished citizen by the Aloha Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He was also named Young Business Person of the Year by Pacific Business News in 2003.
In 2010, Mr. Ho was named chair of the 2011 APEC 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.
Mr. Ho holds both a Bachelor of Science degree and an MBA from the University of Southern California. He is also a 2008 graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.