Financial Services >> CEO Interviews >> March 8, 2010

Nara Bancorp, Inc. – Alvin D. Kang

Alvin D. Kang has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Nara Bancorp and Nara Bank since Jan. 20, 2010. Previously, Mr. Kang served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the bank, and the company since July 28, 2005. He also served as a member of the Interim Office of the President from March 2006 until November 2006. Prior to joining Nara Bank, Mr. Kang served as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating and Chief Financial Officer for Broadway Federal Bank, and as Chief Financial Officer of Broadway Financial Corporation from 2001 to July 2005. Mr. Kang also served in a senior position at Takenaka and Company, an investment banking and consulting firm, and was an Audit Partner at KPMG LLP and at Ernst & Young LLP. He worked with KPMG LLP for 26 years, during which time he served as Lead Partner of the Asian Business Group and Lead Partner on audits of major financial institutions in Los Angeles. Profile
TWST: Please begin with a brief historical sketch of the company and a picture of what you're doing at the present time.

Mr. Kang: The company started back in the late 1980s, 1989, and grew from a