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A full service commercial and consumer bank serving Southern California communities and providing high quality banking services to our customers.

Bank Profile

Founded in 2006 by a group of business entrepreneurs and professionals in Los Angeles and Orange Counties, Pacific Alliance Bank is a California state-chartered bank serving communities in Southern California. We are a full-service bank focused on building relationships by delivering personal, commercial, and lending products and services that best serve our clients. Whether you are looking to open a personal account or grow your business, visit one of our branches in San Gabriel, Rowland Heights, or Irvine to discuss how Pacific Alliance Bank can help you meet your financial goals.

Board of Directors

Andrew Su

Andrew Su
Chairman of the Board

  • Founder, President & CEO of Bodywaves, Inc.
  • Partner, CEO of Diva International, LLC
  • Partner, CEO of Adiva, LLC
  • Real Estate Investor
  • Lead Organizer for Pacific Alliance Bank

An To

An To
Director

  • COO of Bodywaves, Inc.

Peter Kam

Peter Kam
Director

  • President, Coldwell Banker George Realty since 2019

Nancy Luke

Nancy Luke
Director

  • CPA and owner of an Alhambra accounting and tax services practice since 1980

Joseph Gigliotti

Joseph Gigliotti
Director

  • Labor and Employment lawyer in private practice in Orange County Since 1989

Michael Sun

Michael Sun
Director

  • Attorney specializing in business, corporate and estate planning matters since 1979, and owner of his own legal practice in Santa Monica since 1999

Alex Kam

Alex Kam
Director

  • Founding Director of United National Bank
  • Entrepreneur engaging in import/wholesale of consumer electronics through Ace Wholesale Group and the China United Industrial Co., Ltd., a joint venture with China National Electronics Import and Export Company (CEIEC).

Benjamin Lin

Benjamin Lin
President/CEO

  • Over forty years of experience in the banking industry.
  • Active member of the National Association of Chinese American Bankers (NACAB).
  • Former President and CEO of California International Bank, N.A., in Rosemead, California.
  • Graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School.

Bank Executives

Benjamin Lin

Benjamin Lin
President
Chief Executive Officer                                                                                                        

As President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Lin is responsible for all facets of the organization and has lead its growth and success since 2017. In addition to overseeing all operations of the Bank, Mr. Lin also serves on the Bank’s Board of Directors and several Directors’ subcommittees, and is an active member of the National Association of Chinese American Bankers (NACAB). Mr. Lin has over 40 years of experience in the banking industry, received his Bachelor’s in Business in Taipei, Taiwan, and was a graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School.

 

Chris Chan

Chris Chan
Executive Vice President
Chief Financial Officer                                                           

 Mr. Chan joined the Bank in September 2016 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, bringing over 30 years of experience with community banks in Southern California. He is responsible for establishing and implementing corporate goals and objectives, achieving financial operating results, and preparing financial statements in accordance with GAAP. Mr. Chan oversees Accounting and Finance, Operations Administration, Information Technology, and Human Resources. He received his BS in Business Administration and Finance from the University of Southern California, and his MBA from Pepperdine University.

Simon Sze

Simon Sze
Executive Vice President
Chief Credit Officer                                                              

Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer Mr. Sze has over 30 years of banking experience in different areas such as Branch Management and Operations, including 20 years of experience in Commercial Lending and Credit Administration. A graduate of Suffolk University in Boston, MA, he has supplemented his extensive experience with various professional courses, including Bank of America’s Certified Preferred Banker training programs.

John Norawong

John Norawong
Executive Vice President
Chief Lending Officer  
Chief Operating Officer

John Norawong is Executive Vice President / Chief Operating and Chief Lending Office. In this capacity, John has the overall responsibility for leadership and strategic development for the organization. John is a career banker with nearly 30 years of banking experience.

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