Meet Dominic Ng

Meet Dominic Ng

East West Bank's

Chairman & CEO


Dominic Ng, East West Bank's Chairman, President, and CEO

Dominic Ng is Chairman and CEO of East West Bank, one of Bank Director’s Top Performing Banks and the recipient of the Best Boards ranking for 2022. During his 30-year leadership of the bank, Mr. Ng has transformed East West from a small savings and loan association with $600 million in assets in 1991 into a global bank with assets of $62.2 billion. In 2017, American Banker recognized Mr. Ng as Banker of the Year for successfully executing his vision and building East West into one of the nation’s most profitable regional banks.

A frequent writer and speaker on foreign policy, economics, finance, banking, philanthropy, and other topics, Mr. Ng has addressed business, government, academic, and civic audiences including the Milken Institute, Forbes Annual U.S.-China Business Forum, Asia Society, Federal Reserve Bank, Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation, and the United States Conference of Mayors. His commentaries have been published in the Los Angeles Times, the South China Morning Post, and other media outlets.

Mr. Ng is a lifelong champion for financial inclusion and economic empowerment in underserved communities. Under his stewardship, East West has been a 25-year partner and supporter of the United Way of Greater Los Angeles and has continued to expand the Bank's community investment annually. In 2018, the University of Houston honored his advancement of student academic support with the dedication of the Dominic and Ellen Ng Academic Center for Excellence. A pioneer in bridging the gap between American and Asian cultures and the arts, Mr. Ng’s persistent efforts to expand East-West cultural understanding inspired collaboration of East West Bank with mainstream institutions, such as the L.A. County Museum of Art (LACMA) and the Museum of Contemporary Art, L.A. (MOCA).

Contributing his business acumen, thought leadership, bicultural expertise, and philanthropic vision for greater public good, Mr. Ng was recently appointed to be the Chair of the Asia-Pacific Economic Corporation (APEC) Business Advisory Council (ABAC) for the United States’ host year in 2023. Earlier this year, he was selected by President Biden to ABAC to advise APEC leaders on issues affecting the continued growth of the Asia-Pacific economy.

Mr. Ng serves on the governing boards of Mattel, University of Southern California, and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. He is a Life Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and was previously elected Chairman of the Committee of 100.

Recognition

LA500 Most Influential People, 2021

Los Angeles Business Journal

Recognized for demonstrated innovation and agility in the face of unprecedented challenges during the ongoing pandemic


LA500 Top Influencer, 2017 and 2018

Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation

Recognized for contributions to the LA economy and to LAEDC’s mission of advancing opportunity and prosperity for the LA region


2017 Banker of the Year Awards, Consistent Performer

American Banker

Recognized for consistent growth while remaining disciplined on credit and effective on executing the bank's vision


2014 Tocqueville Society Award

United Way Worldwide

Recognized for leadership in philanthropy and building stronger communities


Dominic's Take

Dominic’s Take: To Innovate, Put Our Strengths and Values First

Dominic's Take

Dominic’s Take: To Innovate, Put Our Strengths and Values First

East West Bank Chairman and CEO says new legislation has to help—not harm—U.S. businesses.

By Dominic Ng
 Mar. 01, 2022
Dominic's Take: Striking the Right Balance in the US-China Relationship

US-China Business

Dominic's Take: Striking the Right Balance in the US-China Relationship

Dominic’s latest opinion piece has been published in the South China Morning Post. Dominic lays out a clear case for striking the right balance between economic growth and security in the U.S.-China relationship. He posits that keeping U.S. doors open to Chinese imports and investment does not need to compromise national security. The U.S. must recognize the benefits to American workers from trade and investment with China and understand that the bulk of U.S.-China economic engagement is irrelevant to national security concerns. Even in the few sectors where there may be potential risks, Washington has the tools to mitigate them.

By Dominic Ng
 Dec. 15, 2021
Dominic's Take: It’s Time to Talk About Easing Trump’s China Tariffs

US-China Business

Dominic's Take: It’s Time to Talk About Easing Trump’s China Tariffs

With a new administration in place, East West Bank CEO and Chairman Dominic Ng says it’s time to reevaluate the effectiveness of the China tariffs.

By Dominic Ng
 Aug. 30, 2021

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