Robert Fujioka, First Hawaiian Bank vice chairman and chief lending officer, plans to retire at the end of this year, after 21 years with the bank, culminating a 43-year banking career. Coinciding with the announcement, the bank also made several key executive promotions.
Fujioka will remain with the bank through the end of 2017 to facilitate the Commercial Banking Group’s leadership transition.
“First Hawaiian Bank has been very fortunate to have someone with Bob Fujioka’s extensive knowledge of the commercial lending landscape and the ability to identify market trends ahead of business growth areas,” said Bob Harrison, chairman and CEO of First Hawaiian. “Bob Fujioka is a remarkable and insightful leader who has made tremendous contributions throughout his tenure in helping to grow our bank’s loan portfolio and providing sound counsel to our senior management committee.”
Fujioka joined First Hawaiian in 1996 as a senior vice president and manager overseeing the Main Banking Center and Cash Management. He has lead the bank’s Commercial Banking area since 2002 and has held his current position of vice chairman and chief lending officer, Commercial Banking Group for the past 10 years. He has been a member of the bank’s senior management committee since 2003 and also serves as CEO of First Hawaiian Leasing, a subsidiary of First Hawaiian Bank.
Lance Mizumoto, executive vice president and Commercial Real Estate Division manager, has been promoted to executive vice president and manager, Commercial Banking Group and he will be joining the bank’s senior management committee. He will assume all day-to-day responsibilities overseeing the development and growth of the bank’s commercial lending. Mizumoto has more than 35 years of diverse banking experience and re-joined First Hawaiian Bank in January 2017 as executive vice president and Commercial Real Estate Division manager.
Dan Nishikawa joins First Hawaiian, replacing Mizumoto, as senior vice president and Commercial Real Estate Division manager. Nishikawa has more than 30 years of diverse experience in the areas of Commercial Real Estate, Construction, Development and Banking. He previously was senior managing director with OliverMcMillan.
First Hawaiian Bank, founded in 1886 as Bishop & Co., is Hawaii’s oldest and largest financial institution with branch locations throughout Hawaii, Guam and Saipan.