Ralph Mesick
Retired, Executive VP & Chief Risk Officer
First Hawaiian Bank

Ralph Mesick is a banking executive with experience in extensive experience in risk management, real estate and corporate finance and is active in a number of community organizations.

He is currently a Vice Chairman of First Hawaiian Bank where he serves as the Chief Risk Officer and Interim Chief Financial Officer and is a director of the First Hawaiian Bank Foundation. He is the past Chairman of the Board of the State of Hawai‘i Housing Finance Development Corporation and the Urban Land Institute - Hawai‘i District Council and a former regent at Chaminade University. He currently serves as a board member of Kapiolani Hospital Foundation and the finance council for the Catholic Diocese of Honolulu.

Prior to joining First Hawaiian Bank, Mr. Mesick was an Executive Vice President with Bank of Hawai‘i where he headed a number of business lines and functions including Private Banking and Wealth Management, Credit Risk and Commercial Real Estate. He also served on the bank’s operating committee as well as the credit policy and trust executive committees.

Mr. Mesick holds an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he graduated Beta Gamma Sigma and earned a BBA from the University of Hawaii-Manoa while serving as a police officer on the Honolulu Police Department. He also completed the Advanced Risk Management program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.