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Officers & Directors

Senior Management

Min J. Kim
President and Chief Executive Officer

Min J. Kim, President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of the Bank, joined the Bank in April 2010, and has over 30 years of banking experience in the Korean banking community. Prior to joining the Bank, she served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Nara Bancorp and Nara Bank (now BBCN Bancorp and BBCN Bank) for three and half years assuming those positions in 2006. From 1996 to March 2006, Ms. Kim served in various executive positions with Nara Bancorp and Nara Bank, including Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer, and Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Administrator. Prior to joining Nara Bancorp and Nara Bank in 1995, Ms. Kim served in numerous positions with Hanmi Bank, including Vice President and Manager of the Western Street Branch of Hanmi Bank in Los Angeles from 1985 to 1995. Ms. Kim has a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Finance from the University of Southern California.

Christine Oh
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Christine Y. Oh, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, joined the Bank in July 2010. Ms. Oh has 24 years of banking experience. Prior to joining the Bank, from January 2010 to July 2010 she served as Interim Chief Financial Officer and Controller of Nara Bancorp and Nara Bank (now BBCN Bancorp and BBCN Bank), headquartered in Los Angeles, California. Prior to assuming those positions, Ms. Oh served as Senior Vice President and Controller of Nara Bancorp and Nara Bank since 2003. Ms. Oh served as Interim CFO of Nara Bancorp and Nara Bank from March 2005 to July 2005. She joined Nara Bank in 1993. Prior to joining Nara Bank, Ms. Oh was a credit analyst at Center Bank. She is currently serving as a Director at Korean-American Family Services, a charitable organization. Ms. Oh has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from California State University, Northridge.

Steve K. Park
Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer

Steve K. Park, Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer, joined the Bank in June 2010. Mr. Park has 26 years of banking experience. He most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer for five years at Commonwealth Business Bank, Los Angeles, California until May 2010. From 2000 to 2004, Mr. Park was Senior Vice President and SBA Loan Manager at Hanmi Bank, Los Angeles, California. Prior to joining Hanmi, Mr. Park was Vice President, Commercial Loan manager for one year and SBA Loan Manager for four years at Saehan Bank, Los Angeles, California. Mr. Park has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California, Berkley.

Ki Won Yoon
Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer

Ki Won Yoon, Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer, joined the Bank in October 2013. Ms. Yoon has over 25 years of relevant lending experience, with strong ties in the Korean-American business community. Prior to joining Open Bank, Ms. Yoon was District Manager at BBCN Bank (formerly Nara Bank), which she joined in 1999, and where she manage a loan portfolio of over $450 million. Ms. Yoon has a Bachelor of Arts in Food & Nutrition from Sook Myung Women’s University.

Board of Directors

Ernest E. Dow

Ernest E. Dow, a director of the Bank since 2005, is a Certified Public Accountant and a Principal of Ernest E. Dow & Co., Accountancy Corporation. He has served over 35 years in providing accounting, auditing, tax and business consulting services for international and local companies operating in Southern California. Mr. Dow served as a director for Pacific Union Bank from May 2003 until the bank’s acquisition by Hanmi Bank in April 2004. Mr. Dow is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Dow obtained his Bachelor of Science from California State University, Northridge, in 1976. He obtained his CPA license in 1983.

Jason Hwang

Jason Hwang, a director of the Bank since 2005, is a Certified Public Accountant and the owner of the accounting firm, Jason Hwang CPA, which he founded in 1983. Prior to that he was employed as an accountant by Berliner and Sisilli, CPA's in Woodland Hills, California from 1980 to 1983 and by Getty Oil Company in Los Angeles, California from 1976 to 1980. He has been actively supporting civic and charitable exempt organizations. From 1975 to 2012, he served as Director of Korean-American Scholarship Fund in Los Angeles, California and from 1996 to 1999, he served as Director of the Korean-American Museum in Los Angeles, California. He obtained his B.S. in Accounting from California State University, Los Angeles in 1976. He also holds the following licenses: Certified Public Accountant, General Securities Registered Representative (Series 7), Uniform Investment Advisor (Series 66), and Life and Variable Contract.

Soo Hun Jung

Soo Hun S. Jung, M.D. (aka Chong), a director of the Bank since 2005, is a medical doctor who started his private medical practice in 1982. Dr. Jung obtained his Medical degree from Pusan National University College of Medicine, Pusan, South Korea, in 1975. He subsequently completed his General Surgery internship at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, in 1979 and his Internal Medicine residency at Hospital of the Good Samaritan (affiliated with U.S.C. Medical School) Los Angeles, in 1982. Dr. Jung is affiliated with various hospitals and medical associations. He is a Member of the Board of Good Samaritan Medical Practice Association; Good Samaritan Hospital, and Korean-American Medical Group. In addition, he is a member of American Medical Association, American College of Physicians, and Korean Medical Association. He serves as Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine for U.S.C. School of Medicine.

Min J. Kim

Min J. Kim, President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of the Bank, joined the Bank in April 2010, and has over 30 years of banking experience in the Korean banking community. Prior to joining the Bank, she served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Nara Bancorp and Nara Bank (now BBCN Bancorp and BBCN Bank) for three and half years assuming those positions in 2006. From 1996 to March 2006, Ms. Kim served in various executive positions with Nara Bancorp and Nara Bank, including Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer, and Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Administrator. Prior to joining Nara Bancorp and Nara Bank in 1995, Ms. Kim served in numerous positions with Hanmi Bank, including Vice President and Manager of the Western Street Branch of Hanmi Bank in Los Angeles from 1985 to 1995. Ms. Kim has a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Finance from the University of Southern California.

Ock Hee Kim

Ock Hee Kim, a director of the Bank since 2005, was the owner of Lily’s Dress Co., an apparel manufacturing company she founded in 1974. Mrs. Kim is actively involved in the L.A. Central Lions Club. Mrs. Kim serves as a deaconess in Torrance Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Kim obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Kyung Hee University in Seoul, Korea.

Susan Park

Myung Ja (aka Susan) Park, a director of the Bank since 2005, is the owner and President of Royal Accessories, a retailer of artificial flowers and bridal accessories, a company she founded in 1986. From 1977 to 2003, Ms. Park was the sole shareholder and Chief Executive Officer of Showroom 3, Inc., a manufacturer of wedding accessories. Over that same time period, Ms. Park was part owner of B. B. World, an importer/exporter and nationwide distributor of artificial flowers and wedding accessories. Ms. Park is the Vice President of Korean Business and Professional Women’s Association. She also serves as the Chairman of the Fundraising Board of Children of Afghanistan Relief Initiative.

Yong Sin Shin

Yong Sin Shin, a director of the bank since 2005, and has over 30 years of experience in the apparel industry in both Brazil and the United States. She has been the founder and president of Bicici & Coty Collection, an apparel design company in Los Angeles, California, with the supplemental role of head designer. Prior to founding this company in 1994, Ms. Shin was a fashion designer and co-manager of Coty Fashion in Sao Paulo, Brazil, from 1985. She also worked as a Dietary Nutrition Counselor in a hospital from 1981 to 1985. Ms. Shin obtained her Bachelor of Science in Dietary Nutrition from University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 1982.

Brian Choi
Chairman
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