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Bank of Hawaii Announces New Vice Presidents: Young, Fanale, Kumabe, Lau and Chan

Tuesday, March 13, 2018


Rob Young joined Bank of Hawaii as vice president in Enterprise Applications Management, where he is an I.T. manager for the External Channels team, which supports the bank’s Digital Channels, Branch Division, Deposit Origination and Cards business units. He works closely with these business unit leaders to identify, implement and support new and existing applications and technologies for the bank.

Young joins Bank of Hawaii after spending 12 years in resort and senior housing development, most recently having served as executive vice president for SRE Technologies. He also had a 16-year television news career, including nine years as a reporter for Hawaii News Now. Young received his bachelor’s degree in television broadcast journalism from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, in 1988.

Alex Fanale has been promoted from assistant vice president to vice president and private banking underwriter for The Private Bank Credit Support. His responsibilities include financial analysis and risk assessment of private banking clients; evaluation of financial statements, projections and collateral; and preparation of cash flow analyses and credit documentation.

Fanale joined the bank in 2005 and has served as a commercial banking underwriter, commercial banking officer and private banking underwriter. He received his master’s in business administration in 2005 from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Janelle Kumabe has been promoted from assistant vice president to vice president and compliance and operational risk manager in the Commercial Banking Group. She is responsible for the execution of compliance programs and implementation of systems and processes to monitor and manage compliance and operational risks within the Commercial Banking Group.

Kumabe’s previous positions in the bank include accounting operations and reconcilement supervisor in Accounting and financial operations manager in Controllers. Prior to joining Bank of Hawaii in 2014, she served as a CPA consultant and an auditor for various Honolulu firms. Kumabe received her bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting in 2006 from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Johnny Lau joined Bank of Hawaii as vice president and information security risk and controls manager in the Information Risk and Controls Management department. He manages the information security risk management and governance program and provides leadership in risk management methodology, security awareness, incident management, IT controls management, IT disaster recovery planning and compliance management. He is also responsible for the improvement of ensuring a strong security posture.

Lau’s previous positions include assistant vice president-risk operation and information security officer with HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union, vice president-director of continuity of operations for American Savings Bank, continuity of operations manager for Hawaii Pacific Health, information systems manager with Belt Collins and information systems administrator for WATG.

Vincent Chan joined Bank of Hawaii as vice president and IT audit manager in the Internal Audit department. He is responsible for managing audits of the Information Technology, Business Continuity and Digital Channels areas of the bank.

Prior to joining the bank, Chan was an IT auditor at Hawaiian Electric Industries where he led audits for Hawaiian Electric Co. and American Savings Bank. He currently holds credentials as a certified information system auditor, certified information systems security professional and certified in risk and information systems control. Chan also serves as the secretary of the ISACA Hawaii chapter board of directors and is past president of the Hawaiian Electric Ward Toastmasters Club. He received bachelor’s degrees in information and computer sciences and business administration in accounting from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.