Senior Vice President & Region Manager, First Hawaiian Bank
About this speaker
Gregory Sitar is Senior Vice President and Region Manager at First Hawaiian Bank, Hawaiʻi’s oldest and largest financial institution. Sitar joined First Hawaiian Bank in 1983, entering the bank’s management training program. He has spent his entire career in the retail banking area, managing numerous branches including Mililani, Moanalua, Waipahu, Pearlridge Banking Center, University Banking Center, Kahala Banking, and currently the Main Banking Center. In 2021, he assumed his current role as the Metro Region Manager, overseeing the operational, lending, and sales activities of the eight branches within the metro (urban) core of Honolulu.
Throughout the majority of his career, Sitar has concentrated his efforts on personal and small business lending. In the early 2000, he helped develop and lead the bank’s AOAO (Association of Apartment Owners) lending initiative.
In addition to his work at First Hawaiian, Sitar spent over 22 years as a board member of Damien Memorial School, 12 of those as Board Chair. He is the founding board member of the Henry Kapono Foundation and is also active on the boards of Hale Kipa and the Hawaii Ironworkers Scholarship Golf Committee.
Residing in Hawaii since 1963, Sitar is a graduate of Damien Memorial School. He received his bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Hawaiʻi College of Business and is an honors graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School.