Executive Chairman

Cathay General Bancorp

Dunson Cheng is executive chairman of Cathay General Bancorp, a position he has held since 2016 when he retired from the president and chief executive posts. He joined Cathay Bank in 1982 as a director and became president in 1985 and chief executive in 2003. Cathay Bank, which had $15.9 billion in assets as of March 31, 2018, opened in 1962 as the first Chinese- American bank in Southern California. Cheng oversaw significant growth of the bank during his tenure, including reorganization into a bank holding company, completion of several mergers and acquisitions that helped expand the company’s geographic reach and establishment of offices in Asia. Before joining Cathay Bank, Cheng worked in engineering at Xerox Corp.

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