Years with firm: 3
Assets under management: $200 million
Chong Guk Kum became Hanmi Bank’s chief executive in 2013. Kum was formerly chief executive of First California Financial Group Inc., the holding company of First California Bank. He also served as chief executive of First California Bank. Under his leadership, First California Bank grew from two branches and total assets of $100 million to 19 branches and $2 billion in total assets. Kum serves on the government relations council for the American Bankers Association and is a board member of the California Bankers Association and Ventura County Council Boy Scouts of America. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley, received his master’s in business administration from Pepperdine University, and is a graduate of the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking, University of Pennsylvania.
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