East West Bancorp, Inc. Appoints Irene H. Oh Executive
President and Chief Financial Officer
January 26, 2010 04:18 PM Eastern Time
PASADENA, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--East West Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: EWBC), parent company of East West
nation’s premier community banks, today announced the promotion of Irene H. Oh to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial
succeeds Thomas J. Tolda who held the position since April 2008 and resigned, effective today, for personal reasons.
Oh will be responsible for the Company’s finance, treasury, accounting, secondary marketing, and investor relations functions. She
Gouw, President and Chief Operating Officer.
“Irene Oh has been an invaluable member of our senior management team with strong financial expertise and proven risk manageme
Dominic Ng, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We look forward to working closely with Irene as we execute East West’s st
communicate our progress to our shareholders and the financial community,” continued Ng.
Julia Gouw stated, “Irene brings a wealth of experience to the CFO position and will perform an essential role in not only overseein
accounting functions, but also in the development and execution of our corporate growth strategies. She is critical to our M&A proc
recently led the due diligence and finalization of the assets and liabilities of United Commercial Bank acquired by East West in the N
Oh joined the Company in 2005 and served as Senior Vice President and Director of Corporate Finance. A Certified Public Acco
her financial career in 1999 with Deloitte & Touche in Los Angeles and spent two years with Goldman Sachs. Oh earned her Mast
from the University of Southern California.
Ng concluded, “We thank Tom Tolda for his contributions to East West during one of the most challenging periods in the Bank’s hi
number of key contributions that enabled the Bank to stay ahead of the economic recovery curve and return to profitability in 2009.
well in his future endeavors.”