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Bank of Hawaii Announces New Vice Presidents: Fiddler and Kurisu

Thursday, November 07, 2013

HONOLULU, HI – Kawika Fiddler has been promoted from assistant vice president to vice president and commercial real estate loan officer in the Commercial Real Estate Loan Division. He manages and develops a diverse commercial real estate loan portfolio, including construction, affordable housing, hospitality and income property loans.

Prior to joining the bank in 2012, Fiddler worked at Wells Fargo for five years as an investment analyst in the Community Lending and Investment Group, and most recently as a relationship manager in the Commercial Real Banking Estate Group, both in San Diego. Fiddler also graduated from Wells Fargo’s Credit Management Training Program in San Francisco. He is a graduate of Punahou School and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in real estate and finance from the University of San Diego. Fiddler is a member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties and the Urban Land Institute–Young Leaders.

Robert Kurisu has been promoted from assistant vice president to vice president and commercial real estate credit underwriter in the Commercial Real Estate Loan Division. He is responsible for underwriting commercial real estate loans, focusing on income property, construction, development and affordable housing.

Prior to joining Bank of Hawaii in 2011, Kurisu worked as an associate at Nomura Securities North America LLC and as an analyst for Sandler O’Neill & Partners, both in New York City. Kurisu holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and accounting with a concentration in finance from Claremont McKenna College in California. He is a Kravis Leadership Institute Fellow and a member of the class of 2014 Pacific Century Fellows program. In addition, Kurisu serves on the board of the GIFT Foundation of Hawaii and is a member of the Hawaii Asia Pacific Association young leaders group.