Local Business Leader Robert Nobriga Named to CPF and CPB Board of Directors

HONOLULU–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Central Pacific Financial Corp. (NYSE: CPF), parent company of Central Pacific Bank (CPB), today announced the appointment of Robert Nobriga as a member of its board of directors of both CPF and CPB, effective January 1, 2024.




“Rob Nobriga has nearly 30 years of experience in local financial services, providing him with a wealth of knowledge and a valuable perspective that he can bring to CPB,” said Arnold Martines, President and CEO. “I look forward to working closely with him and the rest of our board members as we continue to further our strategic objectives and grow our business in the future.”

“CPB is a special bank with a long legacy of serving the people of Hawaii,” Nobriga said. “CPB shares our own company’s core belief that our success is dependent on the growth and well-being of our community. It will be my pleasure to work with Arnold and the CPB team to help CPB achieve even more success in the future.”

Mr. Nobriga is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of Tradewind Group, Inc., a diversified local company whose business interests include investments, insurance and technology, a position he has held since 2018. Prior to that, he held executive leadership roles with several local companies.

Mr. Nobriga obtained a bachelor’s degree in accountancy from the University of Notre Dame. Active in the local community, Mr. Nobriga is a Trustee of Kamehameha Schools and is a director of Haleakala Ranch.

About Central Pacific Financial Corp.

Central Pacific Financial Corp. is a Hawaii-based bank holding company with approximately $7.64 billion in assets as of September 30, 2023. Central Pacific Bank, its primary subsidiary, operates 27 branches and 58 ATMs in the State of Hawaii. For additional information, please visit the Company’s website at http://www.cpb.bank.

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