Board of Directors for IBAC



Chairman of IBAC

Walter J. Mix III, Director and Financial Services Practice Group Leader
Berkeley Research Group, LLC
550 South Hope Street, #2150 | Los Angeles, CA 90071-2650
213-261-7712 | wmix@brg-expert.com

Mr. Mix works with the firm's domestic and foreign bank clients on risk management, strategic planning, and financial advisory assignments. He has significant experience in strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, de novo financial institutions, regulatory compliance, capital planning and reengineering, and technology to improve profitability and the development of risk management processes. He speaks frequently before bankers; groups and regulatory seminars. Prior to joining Berkeley Research Group, Mr. Mix held the post of Commissioner of the California Department of Financial Institutions.


Vice Chairman North

Ashish Sharma, Application Systems Engineer
Wells Fargo Bank
1 Front Street, 17th Floor | San Francisco, CA 94111
415-947-1344 | ashish.m.sharma@wellsfargo.com



Vice Chairman South

K.Y. Cheng, Director of International Banking

East West Bank
415 Huntington Drive | San Marino, CA 91105
626-768-6833 | kcheng@eastwestbank.com






Treasurer

Michael D. Conry, Director, FIG-Americas

Commonwealth Bank of Australia
599 Lexington Avenue, 17th Floor | New York, NY 10022
212-848-9292 | michael.conry@cba.com



Secretary

Maan-Huei Hung, Attorney at Law

Law Offices of Maan-Huei Hung
1055 Wilshire Boulevard, #1708 | Los Angeles, CA 90017
213-482-8711 | mhhlaw@earthlink.net

Ms. Hung has been a practicing attorney in California for thirty years and was the first Taiwanese-American attorney in California. Her areas of emphasis include business, corporate, banking and commercial laws, and international transactions. She has been counsel to institutions including California banks and foreign bank agencies, and various other business organizations. In the past she has been a member of the Financial Institutions Committee of the State Bar of California and president of the Taiwanese-American Lawyers Association. Since 2002 she has served as secretary and legal counsel to the National Association of Chinese American Bankers ("NACAB").



Steven J. Bash, Senior Vice President
City National Bank
555 South Flower Street, 24th Floor | Los Angeles, CA 90071
213-673-8807 | steven.bash@cnb.com




Timothy R. Chrisman, President and CEO
Chrisman & Company, Inc.
350 S. Figueroa Street, Suite 550 | Los Angeles, CA 90071
213-620-1192 | tchrisman@chrismansearch.com

Timothy R. Chrisman is the founding principal of Chrisman & Company, Inc., a Los Angeles-based retained executive search firm, focusing on financial and related industries. Mr. Chrisman is also the elected Chairman of the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) of San Francisco and Chairman of the Council of Federal Home Loan Banks, the system’s 12-bank trade organization. Mr. Chrisman also serves as a National Director and Vice Chairman of Operation HOPE, Inc., a nonprofit social investment bank and a national provider of financial literacy and economic empowerment programs.




Henry M. Fields, Partner
Morrison & Foerster
707 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 6000 | Los Angeles, CA 90017-3543
213-892-5275 | hfields@mofo.com

Henry Fields has represented U.S. and international financial institutions for over 30 years. He consults frequently on strategic opportunities for banking and non-banking activities, including mergers and acquisitions and capital market activities. He has also advised international banks on the establishment of branch, agency and representative offices. He has been named one of the world’s leading banking lawyers by the International Financial Law Review, and is one of only four attorneys in California to receive the highest individual rating in banking and finance by Global Counsel 3000 (7th edition). Mr. Fields was also named a 2007 Leading Lawyer for Banking (Asia-Pacific region) by Asia Law & Practice magazine and one of the top 100 M&A attorneys by The BTI Consulting Group for 2008.





Bill E. Gilbert, Director and Area Head

Citi North America
Banking Services Group and Global Transaction Services
444 South Flower Street, 29th Floor | Los Angeles, CA 90071
213-239-1980 | William.E.Gilbert@citi.com

Bill Gilbert is a seasoned international banker with a unique combination of operational, product, credit, and relationship skills. In his 14 years of experience he has been based in New York, London, and Los Angeles. Currently, Bill serves as Citi's Director and Area Head for Citi North America's Banking Services Group and Global Transaction Services Group in Los Angeles, responsible for marketing wholesale international products to banks in the western U.S. Bill serves as a single contact point for Citi's vast global network, helping banks and their clients execute transactions in unfamiliar markets.



Sally Hazen, Senior Vice President, President of Correspondent Banking
Opus Bank
19900 MacArthur Blvd., 12th Floor | Irvine, CA 92612
949-250-9800 | shazen@opusbank.com



Doug Krause, Chief Risk Officer and General Counsel
East West Bank
135 North Los Robles Avenue, 7th Floor | Pasadena, CA 91101
626-768-6896 | doug.krause@eastwestbank.com



R. Russell Meyer, Chairman and Managing Director
The Meyer Shaffer Company LLC
2224 Main Street, First Floor | Santa Monica, CA 90405
310-573-8456 | rrmeyer@meyershaffer.com



Noor Menai, Chief Executive Officer and President
CTBC Bank Corp. (USA)
801 South Figueroa Street, Suite 2300 | Los Angeles, CA 90017
424-277-4558 | noor.menai@ctbcbankusa.com




Tony Oriti, Senior Vice President
UmpQua International Bank
2 Embarcadero Center, Suite 2260 | San Francisco, CA 94111
415-248-8029 | tonyoriti@umpquabank.com

Mr. Oriti has more than 30 years of international banking and trade finance experience. He has been active in various professional and community organizations. He was born in Italy and speaks fluent Italian.



Nicholas Unkovic, Partner
Squire Sanders Dempsey LLP
One Maritime Plaza, Suite 300 | San Francisco, CA 94111
415-954-0275 | nunkovic@ssd.com




Roger Wacker, Managing Director

Private Banking USA
Credit Suisse Securities (USA), LLC
2121 Avenue of the Stars, 33rd Floor | Los Angeles, CA 90067
310-282-7406 | roger.wacker@credit-suisse.com

Mr. Wacker has over 30 years of experience in wealth management, including 21 years with UBS. His experience encompasses all aspects of private banking for high net worth individuals and institutional clients. Among many affiliations, he is the former chair of IBAC, member of The UCLA Foundation, Board of Governors, on the Board of Trustees for the California Institute of the Arts and Board Member of the LA Opera.