Hong-Yuen Tommy Woo was elected in May 2022 as the newest member to the Trustee of the Board of the Lingnan Foundation. He currently serves as Senior Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis and Deputy Chief Financial Officer for Cathay Bank, a commercial bank headquartered in Los Angeles, California, as publicly traded through its bank holding company Cathay General Bancorp (Nasdaq: CATY). Woo began his career in public accounting at KPMG, LLP, and has more than 35 years of finance and accounting experience in financial institutions. Prior to his current role, he served as the Chief Financial Officer for three community banks with a proven track record of guiding them towards record profitability. In 2006, he co-founded a community bank and raised $14 million in equity, which subsequently merged with another regional bank.
Woo grew up in Hong Kong and immigrated to the United States in pursuit of higher education. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a Master’s in Business Administration from Louisiana State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant in California and Louisiana.