Bank of Hope

Chairman

Years with firm: 30

Assets under management: $13.5 billion

Steven Koh became chairman on Aug. 1, 2016, after the merger of BBCN Bancorp Inc. and Wilshire Bancorp Inc. He had served as a director of the former Wilshire Bank since 1986 and as chairman of Wilshire since 1993. Koh is chairman of Pacific Steel Corp., an international steel trading and nationwide distributing company that he founded in 1973. He also has served as chairman of the World Federation of Overseas Korean Traders Association and as director of the Center for Industrial Research & Executive Education at Cal State Polytechnic University since 1997.

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