First Hawaiian, the parent company of First Hawaiian Bank, announced the promotions of its deputy chief risk officer and chief compliance officer.
Deputy Chief Risk Officer Lea Nakamura will assume the role of chief risk officer, effective July 1, while CCO Gina Anonuevo will take over as chief human resources officer, effective Dec. 1.
They both will join the bank’s senior management committee.
With more than 34 years of banking experience, Nakamura previously served as treasurer and in various roles in the risk group. She has experience in additional areas including swaps, foreign exchange, credit analyses, capital and liquidity management and analytics, stress testing, and model management.
Anonuevo has served as the bank’s chief compliance officer since 2011. Prior to that, she served as director of audit for five years and served as a bank examiner with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for eight years.
Nakamura and Anonuevo succeed Chief Risk Officer Ralph Mesick and Chief Human Resources Officer Iris Matsumoto, respectively. Mesick and Matsumoto are each retiring.