Joanne Kim

Joanne Kim
Joanne Kim
Commonwealth Business Bank, Los Angeles, California
President and CEO

Joanne Kim is the President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors for Commonwealth Business Bank, also known as CBB Bank.  CBB Bank is a leading Korean American community bank serving a diverse customer base offering professional services and innovative banking solutions.  Ms. Kim has led CBB Bank from April 2011 and has established a strong culture of professionalism, which now serves as the foundation for CBB Bank.  Under her leadership, CBB Bank has grown to $1.8 billion in total assets and keeps expanding its presence. 

Headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, CBB has 10 full-service branches across Southern California, Texas, and Hawaii and several LPOs in other states.

Ms. Kim graduated from Korea University and has built her banking career since 1980.  Previously, she served as President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the Board of Directors for Wilshire Bank and its holding company. 

Ms. Kim currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Western Bankers Association and AbilityFirst. She also serves as a council member of the Twelfth District Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council. She has been named “Top Women in Banking” in 2019 and “500 Most Influential People in LA” for the past 2 consecutive years by LA Business Journal.  In her free time, she enjoys hiking and spending time with her 2 grown children and extended family.