Dominic Ng is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of East West Bank. Headquartered in California, East West Bank is a top performing commercial bank with an exclusive focus on the U.S. and Greater China. Mr. Ng transformed East West Bank from a small savings and loan association with $600 million in assets in 1991, into a full-service commercial bank today with over $37 billion in assets. East West Bank has been ranked among the 25 largest banks in the U.S. by market capitalization, and in 2018, Forbes named it among the top 5 of “America’s 100 Best Banks.”
Mr. Ng currently serves on the board of Mattel, Inc. (NYSE: MAT), and STX Entertainment. In addition, he is on the Board of Trustees at the University of Southern California (USC) and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, the Board of Overseers at USC’s Keck School of Medicine, and the Annenberg Foundation’s Investment Committee. From 2011 to 2014, Mr. Ng served as Chairman of the Committee of 100, promoting mutual understanding between the U.S. and China and advocating a collaborative partnership between the two countries. He has led the C100 delegation in meeting China’s President Xi Jinping, Premier Li Keqiang, and other high ranking government officials and business leaders in his chairmanship at the Committee of 100. From 2005 to 2011, he served on the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Los Angeles Branch.
Mr. Ng was named by Forbes as one of the 25 most notable Chinese Americans, by the Los Angeles Times as one of the 100 most influential people in Los Angeles, and by the Los Angeles Business Journal as Business Person of the Year. In 2017, American Banker recognized Mr. Ng as Banker of the Year, for successfully executing his vision while maintaining discipline on credit, and building East West into one of the nation’s most profitable regional banks. Mr. Ng is also known for his community leadership. In 2016, Mr. Ng received The Alexis de Tocqueville Award, United Way Worldwide’s highest honor, which recognized his exceptional and sustained engagement and philanthropic leadership. In 2014, he received the Humanitarian Award from The Anti-Defamation League.
Mr. Ng is a frequent speaker on U.S.-China relations, economics, finance, banking, philanthropy and other topics. He has addressed business, political, academic and civic audiences in the U.S. and Greater China, including Boao Forum for Asia, China-United States Exchange Foundation, Asia Society, Federal Reserve Bank, Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation, Milken Institute, United States Conference of Mayors and many others.
A Hong Kong native, Mr. Ng holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston, an honorary doctor of law degree from Occidental College and an honorary fellowship from Lingnan University in Hong Kong. Prior to taking the helm of East West Bank in 1991, he spent ten years as a Certified Public Accountant with Deloitte & Touche in Houston and Los Angeles.