Robert Harrison is chairman and chief executive officer of First Hawaiian, Inc., as well as chairman and chief executive officer of First Hawaiian Bank, the state’s largest bank. He was appointed chairman of First Hawaiian Bank in May 2014. He has held the position of president and chief executive officer since December 2011, and has over 23 years of experience in the banking industry. Prior to assuming his current role, Harrison worked in several branch and business banking positions at First Hawaiian Bank since 1996, most recently serving as its president and chief operating officer.
Harrison currently serves on the boards of Hawaii Community Foundation, Blood Bank of Hawaii and is chairman of Hawaii Medical Service Association, the independent licensee of Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association in Hawaii. He is the current chairman of the Hawaii Business Roundtable and is president of the Hawaii Bankers Association.
Harrison has an MBA from Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management, and graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, with a bachelor of science in applied mathematics.