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Advisory Committee on Economic Inclusion (ComE-IN)


Panelist Biography - Esther Wee
Senior Vice President, Director of Marketing, CRA Officer
Cathay Bank

Esther Wee serves as Senior Vice President, Director of Marketing, and CRA Officer for Cathay Bank. Ms. Wee has more than 20 years of management experience in domestic and international banking (Pacific Rim focus). Her well-rounded banking experience spans from commercial and real estate lending, international trade finance, foreign exchange, capital markets to compliance. She has a proven track record in marketing, business development, credit, and cross-border financing serving Fortune 500 companies to SME's.

Ms. Wee has served in various other roles at Cathay Bank, including Senior Vice President and Manager of the Multi-Cultural Corporate Lending Group and Senior Vice President and Credit Administrator. She also served as Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Banking (C&I) at Chinatrust Bank, Senior Vice President and Manager of Pacific Rim Corporate Banking at Bank of the West, Vice President and Manager of the Asian Business team in Southern California at Wells Fargo HSBC Trade Bank, and Vice President and Manager of International Banking at First Interstate Bank.

Ms. Wee earned an MBA in Finance and Accounting at Washington University and currently serves as a Director of the American Red Cross San Gabriel Pomona Valley Chapter and the Operation Hope Southwest Board.

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