LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 30, 2013) - Commonwealth Business Bank (
"We are delighted to have someone of Al's caliber join our Board," said Soon Han Pak, Chairwoman of the Board. "His leadership and business experience will be a great benefit to the Bank and strengthen the Board's oversight capabilities."
Mr. Kang has extensive business experience in the banking and financial services industry. He previously was the President of BBCN Bancorp, Inc. and its subsidiary bank, BBCN Bank (December 2011 - January 2013), and served in several executive officer capacities, including as the President and Chief Executive Officer, of their predecessor institutions, Nara Bancorp, Inc. and Nara Bank (July 2005 - November 2011). Previous to this, Mr. Kang was the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Broadway Financial Corporation and Broadway Federal Bank (November 2001 - July 2005). Prior to his banking position, Mr. Kang was a partner with KPMG, a major public accounting firm, where his practice included auditing of, and consulting with financial institutions. Mr. Kang earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from California State University at Los Angeles, California.
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