About the

Hawaiʻi Executive
Conference
The Hawaiʻi Executive Conference is a forum for CEOs, thought leaders and decision makers from Hawaiʻi, Asia and the Mainland U.S.

It will be held October 2–5, 2018, at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, situated along the North Kona Coast of the Big Island of Hawaiʻi.

Participation is by invitation only.

About the

Hawaiʻi Executive Conference
The Hawaiʻi Executive Conference is a forum for CEOs, thought leaders and decision makers from Hawaiʻi, Asia and the Mainland U.S. It will be held October 2–5, 2018, at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, situated along the North Kona Coast of the Big Island of Hawaiʻi. Participation is by invitation only.

The morning symposiums on October 3 and 4 are for exploring innovative ideas and solutions to frame Hawaiʻi and its place in the world.

These symposiums will include renown guests from Asia and the U.S. to discuss such issues as innovation, global leadership and education. The afternoons are reserved for excursions and special activities, including those which encourage a deeper understanding of Hawaiʻi and its culture.

The evening cocktail hours and dinners promise to be fun with island-fresh cuisine, entertainment and a chance for networking. At the conclusion of the event, Conference staff will help summarize key takeaways from the symposiums, organize informal follow-up discussions, and work with government leaders to establish a foundation to effect change.

The Hawaiʻi Executive Conference was originally established in 1963 to provide Hawaiʻi executives and regional leaders with a forum for exchanging expertise and ideas. Recently, the Hawaiʻi Executive Conference was transferred to aio Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit entity, which promises to keep and build on the integrity of the Conference.

The Chair for the 2018 Hawaiʻi Executive Conference is Catherine Ngo, CEO and President of Central Pacific Financial Corporation. The Executive Director of Hawaiʻi Executive Conference is Tricia Dang. Ms. Dang and the aio Foundation staff will be the primary contact for your invitation and logistics.

2018 Hawai’i Executive Conference Chair

Catherine Ngo

President and Chief Executive Officer of Central Pacific Bank

Ngo has over 20 years of executive experience in the financial services and private equity industries. She joined Central Pacific Bank (CPB) in November 2010 as EVP and Chief Administrative Officer and was promoted in July 2015 to President and Chief Executive Officer. She was also appointed as a director of the holding company and bank board.

Prior to CPB, Ngo was a founding general partner of Startup Capital Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm established in 2005, with investments in Silicon Valley and Hawai’i, as well as in China. In addition to managing a portfolio of several technology companies, she assisted other firm portfolio companies with operational issues, generally in the legal and finance areas. She also had primary oversight for the venture capital firm’s investor relations activities and played a lead role in managing the firm’s China-based portfolio.

A graduate of the University of Virginia, School of Law, Ngo started her career in private law practice, focused on banking and securities law. After seven years in private law practice, in 1993 she joined Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), a financial services company focused on serving the needs of venture capital – backed technology companies, as well as venture capital firms. As Executive Vice President and General Counsel, she was part of the executive team credited for the bank’s turnaround led by current Central Pacific Bank Executive Chair, John Dean. In 2002 and until leaving SVB in 2005, Ngo served as Chief Operating Officer of Alliant Partners, an investment banking subsidiary of SVB, focused on sell-side Mergers & Acquisitions activities for technology companies.

The Hawaiʻi Executive Conference was originally established in 1963 to provide Hawaiʻi executives and regional leaders with a forum for exchanging expertise and ideas. Recently, the Hawaiʻi Executive Conference was transferred to aio Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit entity, which promises to keep and build on the integrity of the Conference.

The Chair for the 2018 Hawaiʻi Executive Conference is Catherine Ngo, CEO and President of Central Pacific Financial Corporation. The Executive Director of Hawaiʻi Executive Conference is Tricia Dang. Ms. Dang and the aio Foundation staff will be the primary contact for your invitation and logistics.

2018 Hawai’i Executive Conference Chair

Catherine Ngo

President and Chief Executive Officer of Central Pacific Bank

Ms. Ngo has over 20 years of executive experience in the financial services and private equity industries. Ms. Ngo joined Central Pacific Bank (CPB) in November 2010 as EVP and Chief Administrative Officer and was promoted in July 2015 to President and Chief Executive Officer. She was also appointed as a director of the holding company and bank board.

Prior to CPB, Ms. Ngo was a founding general partner of Startup Capital Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm established in 2005, with investments in Silicon Valley and Hawaii, as well as in China. In addition to managing a portfolio of several technology companies, she assisted other firm portfolio companies with operational issues, generally in the legal and finance areas. Ms. Ngo also had primary oversight for the venture capital firm’s investor relations activities and played a lead role in managing the firm’s China-based portfolio.

A graduate of the University of Virginia, School of Law, Ms. Ngo started her career in private law practice, focused on banking and securities law. After seven years in private law practice, in 1993 she joined Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), a financial services company focused on serving the needs of venture capital – backed technology companies, as well as venture capital firms. As Executive Vice President and General Counsel, she was part of the executive team credited for the bank’s turnaround led by current Central Pacific Bank Executive Chair, John Dean. In 2002 and until leaving SVB in 2005, Ms. Ngo served as Chief Operating Officer of Alliant Partners, an investment banking subsidiary of SVB, focused on sell-side Mergers & Acquisitions activities for technology companies.

Ms. Ngo’s Current Affiliations:
University of Hawaii Foundation (Chair, Board Trustee and Executive Committee Member)
Startup Capital Ventures (Venture Partner)
Hawaii Gas Company (Director)
Hawaii Bankers Association (Secretary)