- Joanne Kim
- Commonwealth Business Bank, Los Angeles, California
- President and CEO
Joanne Kim is the president and CEO and a member of the board of directors for Commonwealth Business Bank, also known as CBB Bank. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, CBB is a leading Korean American community bank serving a diverse customer base offering professional services and innovative banking solutions. Kim has led CBB Bank since April 2011. Under her leadership, CBB Bank has grown to $1.8 billion in total assets and continues to expand its presence. It currently has 10 full-service branches across southern California, Texas, and Hawaii, as well as several loan processing offices in other states. Kim graduated from Korea University and has built her banking career since 1980. Previously, she served as president and CEO and as a member of the board of directors for Wilshire Bank and its holding company. Kim currently serves as a member of the board of directors for the Western Bankers Association and AbilityFirst. She also serves as a council member of the Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. She was named to the Los Angeles Business Journal's “Top Women in Banking” list in 2019 and to its “LA500: The Most Influential People in L.A.,” for the past two years.