Michael Shepherd became President and Chief Executive Officer of Bank of the
West on January 1, 2008, having served as President and Chief Operating Officer
since July 2006. In April 2009, Shepherd was appointed President and Chief
Executive Officer of the bank’s holding company, BancWest Corporation,
the parent company of Bank of the West and First Hawaiian Bank.
Shepherd joined the Bank
in 2004 as Executive Vice President and General Counsel and subsequently
assumed additional responsibilities
as Chief Risk Officer and Chief Administrative Officer.
Before joining Bank of the West, Shepherd served as General Counsel
of The Bank of New York Company, Inc. and of Shawmut National Corporation.
He was a partner in the San Francisco law firm of Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison
LLP and Special Counsel to Sullivan & Cromwell. Shepherd also
served in government as Senior Deputy Comptroller of the Currency,
Associate Counsel to the President of the United States and Deputy
Assistant Attorney General.
In addition to serving as a director of BancWest Corporation, Bank
of the West and First Hawaiian Bank. Shepherd is a member of the
Executive Committee of BNP Paribas Retail Banking. Shepherd also
serves as a director of Pacific Mutual Holding Company, Pacific Life
and Promontory Interfinancial Network. He is active in community
affairs, including current service as a director of the Presidio
Trust. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the
Financial Services Roundtable.
Shepherd is a graduate of Stanford University and the University
of Michigan Law School.