Chairman of the Board
Chairman of the Board
Chairman of the Board & President
Chao-Chin Tung is Chairman of the Board, CTBC Bank. He also holds multiple executive leadership positions at CTBC Bank, Taiwan, including Chairman of the Board, President of CTBC Capital, and Board Member of CTBC Financial Holding and CTBC Life Insurance.
Mr. Tung has over 20 years of experience in management, business development, performance improvement and revitalization of operations with an outstanding leadership track record for profitability and rapid transformation, crisis management/recovery and globalization. He is accomplished in restructuring financially distressed businesses and maximizing stakeholder value through business development initiatives, and the conceptualization and implementation of unique strategies for operational and fiscal excellence.
Mr. Tung’s previous roles at CTBC include Chairman of the Board of CTBC Asset Management and CTBC Venture Capital Corporation. Under his leadership, CTBC won several honors and rewards, including Best Taiwanese Bank multiple years in a row. Prior to CTBC, he was CEO of Showa Denko HD Trace, where he was responsible for successfully turning around and restructuring the business.
Throughout his career, Mr. Tung has concurrently served on multiple institutional boards, both non-profit and for-profit, including China Development Industrial Bank, China Development Financial Holding, Photronics, The Allied Association for Science Park Industries, BioCARE Corporation, Glory Praise Photronics Corp., Crimson Asia Capital Holdings and Hsinchu Science and Industrial Park.
Mr. Tung received a Master of Science degree in Material Science from the University of Rochester, USA, and a Bachelor of science degree in Physics from the Chung-Cheng Institute of Technology in Taiwan.
He has also been awarded Taiwan’s 6th Technology Management Fellow by the Technology Management Institute in Taiwan in recognition of being an outstanding contributor to the promotion of academic research and practical application of science and technology management.
President & CEO
Noor Menai is President & CEO of CTBC Bank, where he oversees its US operations including the bank’s Commercial and Industrial ,and Commercial Real Estate lending groups as well as 12 branches in California, New Jersey and New York. He also oversees North American operations for the parent bank, CTBC Bank, Taiwan. He was named President & CEO CTBC Bank in November of 2012.
Previously, he served as Executive Vice President and North America Regional Head of CTBC where he has had responsibility for US and Canada Corporate and Commercial Real Estate, Trade, Cash, F/X, Asset Based Lending, Syndications and Participations & Advisory, business lines and trade finance for the China/North America trade corridor. He joined CTBC in January 2011 as the Head of Governance and Retail Banking for the US, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Prior to CTBC, Mr. Menai spent three years in private equity and asset management, including as Founder and Managing Director of Fajr Capital, a sovereign wealth fund-backed investment fund.
Previously, he served as President & CEO of Charles Schwab Bank, where he re-launched a deposit platform as the "World's Best Checking" as part of the strategy to source net new money from existing brokerage only customers.
For Citigroup North America, he served in nine years in several senior roles including; Senior Vice President, Global Consumer Bank – US Credit Cards Division; Head of Consumer Portals, Head of Branch Profitability Programs, and most recently as Managing Director, Corporate & Investment Bank with responsibility for sales for emerging markets. In his last role, he had executive responsibility for 1,100 relationship bankers across 18 countries.
Prior to Citigroup, he was a Director of Direct Financial Services at Bank of America. He began his career at JPMorgan Chase where he was part of the Retail Banking Operations and Technology team during the integration period for mergers between Manufacturers Hanover, Chemical Bank and Chase Bank.
Mr. Menai holds an MBA in finance, computers and information systems and a bachelor’s degree in economics, computers and information systems from the University of Rochester.
Managing Director, Risk Management Group & Corporate Risk Management Group
CTBC Bank Taiwan
Jack T.K. Cheng is Managing Director of the Risk Management Group and Corporate Credit Risk Management Group at CTBC Bank, Taiwan. He has over 30 years of experience in commercial banking, and has held multiple positions across CTBC Bank, Taiwan since joining in 1976.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Cheng was Deputy Managing Director of the Commercial Banking Group. Previously, he was Managing Director of the Commercial Banking Product Division, and overall Deputy Managing Director at the Corporate Banking Group at CTBC.
He began his assignment at CTBC as Managing Director of Credit Risk Management Division at CTBC in 2003.
Mr. Cheng received a B.A. in Business Administration from National Taiwan University.
Director, Builders Bank, and Financial Institution Consultant
Paul G. Fritts is a Director at Builders Bank and operates Fritts Financial Institutions Consulting (FFIC). He has over five decades of regulatory and financial consulting experience, including multiple senior executive and leadership roles during an extensive career.
Mr. Fritts held multiple positions at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) spanning more than 34 years, rising in the ranks from Assistant Trainee Bank Examiner to Commissioned Examiner, Field Office Supervisor, Regional Review Examiner, Assistant Regional Director, Director of Supervision and finally Executive Director, the highest non-politically appointed position within the FDIC at the time. As Executive Director, he oversaw 4,300 employees and a $250 million annual budget under the Division of Supervision, and a team of 300 bank failure resolution specialists and case managers under the Division of Resolutions. He retired from the FDIC in 1993 and founded FFIC which he has operated for the last 20 years.
While at the FDIC, he was a voting member of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council and, most significantly, served for 7 years as a U.S. voting representative to the prestigious Basel Committee on Banking Supervision.
His FFIC activity has included work with the World Bank, as well as the Conference of State Bank Supervisors, many safety and soundness consulting contracts with U.S. banks and/or their counsels, and numerous expert witness assignments.
Mr. Fritts holds a Bachelor’s degree in economics from Wichita State University, and is a graduate of the School of Retail Banking at the University of Virginia.
Chairman of the Board
CTBC Bank Corp. (Canada)
Chief Strategy Officer,
CTBC Bank, Taiwan
Geoffrey Liu is Chief Strategy Officer of CTBC Bank, Taiwan.
During his 24-year tenure at CTBC, Mr. Liu has held several senior and leadership positions in Retail Banking, Corporate Banking, Operations, Credit Administration, Strategic Planning, Internal Audit and Information Technology. Most recently, he was President & CEO of CTBC Bank , before being appointed Chairman of the Board of CTBC Bank (Canada) in 2012 and CTBC’s Chief Strategy Officer in 2013.
Mr. Liu is an active member of several U.S. and Asian banking-related associations, and has previously served as President of the National Association of Chinese American Bankers (NACAB) in 2008-2009, and as Chairman of its Board from 2009 to 2012. He was honored with the “Special Achievement Award” in 2009 and 2012, for his major contributions in promoting the growth and development of Chinese American Banks in the U.S.
Mr. Liu has also served on the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Community Financial Resource Center (CFRC), a non-profit organization dedicated to providing low-cost financial services and counseling for residents and businesses in low and moderate income communities in California, since 2008. He speaks regularly at conferences and business schools in Asia and North America. In 2010, he was awarded the honorary role of “Visiting Professor” from Shanghai Jiao-Tong University, a renowned institution in China.
Mr. Liu holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon and a MBA from the University of Rochester.
Managing Partner, Tseng & Lee LLP
Joseph H. Tseng is Managing Partner of Tseng & Lee LLP. He served as a Board Member of CTBC Bank since 2009 and Chair of the Audit & Compliance Committee since 2011.
Mr. Tseng has over 30 years of public and private industry experience in auditing, accounting, tax and consulting, specializing in forensic accounting, litigation support and expert witness work. He has been with Tseng & Lee LLP since 1983 and has worked on over 100 civil and criminal cases during his career. He has also been appointed by the Los Angeles Superior Court in several cases in the capacity of special master and referee, court’s accounting consultant, and receiver.
Mr. Tseng also provides value-based assurance services for many small to large companies and consulting services to many U.S. subsidiaries of foreign publicly traded companies on international trade and finance, banking and finance, mergers and acquisitions, and due diligence. He has served as board director and part-time CFO for a number of high tech and internet start-ups involving fund raising, valuation analysis, computerized accounting and internal control system set-up, financial forecast and budgeting, and tax consulting related to start-ups and high tech companies.
From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Tseng was appointed by California Governor Gray Davis to serve as one of the ten board members of the California State Board of Accountancy, which oversees and regulates over 70,000 CPAs in the State of California. He also served as Treasurer and Secretary of the Board of Accountancy from year 2002 to 2003. Currently Mr. Tseng is a member of the Panel of Expert Witnesses of the Los Angeles Superior Court.
Mr. Tseng has held several professional affiliations throughout his career, with current ones including Member of American Institute of CPAs, California Society of CPAs, California Receivers Forum, and Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association. He is also an Associate Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Los Angeles County Bar Association and National Association of Chinese American Bankers, Founding President of the Los Angeles Chinese-American Sheriff’s Advisory, former Advisory Board Member of the Asia Society and former Board Director of Asia Program Advisory Board of California State University, Fullerton.
In addition, he has served as a guest lecturer on accounting and tax matters at the University of California, Los Angeles and California State University (Los Angeles and Fullerton), and has published articles and presented seminars on various accounting, fraud, and tax matters throughout his career.
Mr. Tseng is a CPA and Certified Fraud Examiner from the State of California. He received an MBA in accounting from Chaminade University of Honolulu and a Bachelor’s in accounting from the University of Hawaii.
President and Chief Operating Officer
Operation HOPE, Inc.
William (Bill) Walbrecher is President and Chief Operating Officer of Operation HOPE, a global social empowerment nonprofit whose mission is to expand economic opportunity in under-resourced communities through financial literacy education. He is also an accomplished Fortune 500 bank CEO, having led the helm of three companies in the banking and securities investment industry, and a professional consultant to financial institutions.
As a Strategic Consultant working with CEOs, senior management teams and boards of directors, Mr. Walbrecher has successfully implemented full scale operational and financial turnarounds in the banking, financial services and the global asset management industries.
Prior to joining Operation HOPE in 2006, Mr. Walbrecher served as Chairman and CEO of Intellect Holding Corporation, a consulting firm specializing in asset/liability management, strategic business programs, marketing, quality programs and process improvements.
He served as the Chairman and CEO of Golden State Bank where he significantly increased mortgage loan sales volume and streamlined bank operations through process improvements.
Mr. Walbrecher served as a member of the Board of Directors of First Professional Bank where he was Chairman of the Asset/Liability and Loan Committees, and a member of the Audit, Compensation, Executive, and the Corporate Governance Committees.
As the President and CEO of Fidelity Federal Bank with $6.8 billion in assets, he increased the bank’s market cap by over 33 percent his first two years at the helm and raised $70 million in subordinated debt, ranking Fidelity among the top 25 banking companies in the country.
At First Nationwide Bank with $35 billion in assets and 454 branches in 15 states, he led the Retail Banking Group, and served as the Chairman of FN Investments and the FN Credit Card Services subsidiary. Mr. Walbrecher was featured in Forbes as a “man on the move” and named the “Red Adair” of the banking industry.
He was appointed to serve as a White House Presidential Executive, the first bank industry executive nominated to the highest honor bestowed by The White House on outstanding individuals from the private sector.
He serves as an Advisory Board Member of the World Economic Forum. In June 2009, Mr. Walbrecher was the recipient of the first Chairman’s HOPE Award for his standout performance and outstanding leadership, presented at the Global Financial Literacy Summit in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Walbrecher holds a BS with a major in Business Administration with Distinction.
University of California, Irvine
Anders Yang is the Assistant Dean for External Relations at the UC Irvine Merage School of Business. He was previously an Associate Dean at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Anderson School of Management, where he was responsible for fundraising from individuals, foundations and corporations. He led his team to exceed consecutive fiscal year goals of $20 million and $25 million. He also oversaw the celebration of the Accelerate campaign for UCLA Anderson, which surpassed its goal of $100 million. While at UCLA, he was a member of the campus wide advancement teams that raised records of $500 million and $550 million in consecutive fiscal years.
Previously, Mr. Yang was Chief Advancement Officer, Medical Education & Senior Director of Development, School of Medicine, at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), where he managed fundraising efforts and relationships with M.D. alumni. He was part of the UCSF team that raised a record $400 million in one fiscal year.
Prior to UCSF, Mr. Yang was Dean for Development and Alumni Relations at the UC Berkeley School of Law where he led the advancement team and directed the comprehensive efforts for a $125 million campaign, the largest in the history of Berkeley Law as part of the University’s historic $3 billion campaign. He oversaw the second and fourth best fundraising years at the School.
Prior to Mr. Yang’s association with the University of California, he held several positions at Harvard University. He was Senior Regional Director (Asia Pacific), Capital Giving, with Harvard’s Faculty of Arts & Sciences, which includes Harvard College. He held multiple posts at Harvard Law School, including founding Director of the Western Regional Office for the groundbreaking $400 million campaign, Associate Director of Alumni Relations, Admissions Officer, Coordinator of Externship Programs and Clinical Attorney/Albert Sacks Fellow. He started his career as an attorney at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom.
Mr. Yang is a member of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and was formerly Board Co-Chair of the UC Berkeley Cal Alumni Club of New England. He is admitted to the California State Bar.
Mr. Yang received a J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School, and a B.A. Phi Beta Kappa in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley, including a study abroad program at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. He was named an Administrative Fellow at Harvard University.