Dominic Ng is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of East West Bank (NASDAQ: EWBC), the largest publicly listed independent bank headquartered in Southern California. Since joining the Bank in 1991, Mr. Ng transformed East West from a small savings and loan association with $600 million in assets into a global full-service commercial bank today with assets over $68.5 billion. Its 3,000+ employees serve more than 550,000 customers worldwide. The Bank earned the #1 spot in the 2022 S&P Global Market Intelligence ranking of US public banks by financial performance. Bank Director also recognized East West Bank with the Best Board ranking in 2022.
Mr. Ng is Chair of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Advisory Council (ABAC), the primary voice of business advising APEC heads of state and government on the region’s economic growth. In addition, Mr. Ng serves on the governing boards of Mattel, Inc. (NYSE: MAT), University of Southern California (USC), and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is Chairman of the American Friends Foundation of M+ Museum in Hong Kong and former Chairman of the Committee of 100; his previous board service also includes the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Los Angeles Branch; PacifiCare Health Systems (formerly NYSE: PHS); Asia Society; Pacific Council on International Policy; and the United Way of Greater Los Angeles.
Among the extensive recognitions for his business achievements and philanthropic impact, Mr. Ng was named one of Forbes’ 25 most notable Chinese Americans; one of Los Angeles Times’ 100 most influential people in Los Angeles; and Los Angeles Business Journal’s Business Person of the Year. American Banker recognized Mr. Ng as Banker of the Year, for successfully executing his vision while maintaining credit discipline and building East West into one of the nation’s most profitable regional banks. Mr. Ng is the recipient of the Alexis de Tocqueville Award, United Way Worldwide’s highest distinction. The University of Houston honored Mr. Ng and his wife for their lifelong championship of student academic support with the dedication of the Dominic and Ellen Ng Academic Center for Excellence.
A frequent commentator on banking, finance, economics, foreign policy and philanthropy, Mr. Ng has addressed business, government, academic, and civic audiences including the Milken Institute, Federal Reserve Bank, and the United States Conference of Mayors. His thought pieces have been published in Forbes, the Los Angeles Times, Nikkei Asia, and the South China Morning Post among other media outlets.
Mr. Ng is a pioneer in bridging the gap between American and Asian cultures and the arts. His persistent efforts to expand East-West cultural understanding inspired collaboration between East West Bank and mainstream institutions such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; The Huntington Library; the Bowers Museum; and The Broad.
A native of Hong Kong, Mr. Ng has been a resident of Los Angeles, California for over 30 years. He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston and an honorary Doctor of Law degree from Occidental College. Prior to taking the helm of East West Bank in 1991, Mr. Ng held several senior leadership positions at Deloitte & Touche in Houston and Los Angeles.