Chief Executive, Cathay General Bancorp
Liu guided Cathay General Bancorp through the tumultuous waters of the pandemic, having been appointed to the bank’s top spot in mid-2020. Cathay, the oldest operating bank in the United States founded by Chinese Americans, worked closely with clients to offer loan modification and other individualized solutions. Prior to becoming Cathay’s president, Liu had served as the bank’s chief operating officer since 2019, having joined in 2014 as senior vice president and chief lending officer. Prior to that, he held positions at Pacific Trust Bank, U.S. Bank and California National Bank.
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