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Robert Nobriga Named New Trustee

Kamehameha Schools is pleased to extend warmest aloha to Robert Kaleookalani Nobriga, who was selected today as Kamehameha Schools’ newest trustee by the state Probate Court. He will replace Trustee Douglas Ing and begin his term on Jan. 1, 2013.

Along with his experience in governance with local charitable organizations, Nobriga brings to Kamehameha Schools demonstrated experience in the design and execution of complex financial and business strategies, and the ability to strategically direct all levels of financial affairs in a large organization. He possesses strong qualifications in all areas of financial management and planning and is considered an expert in analyzing operations to maximize performance.

On his selection as trustee, Nobriga said “I am humbled and feel very fortunate to be selected as Trustee Ing’s successor. I also have the passion and feel it is my deep sense of responsibility, my kuleana, to give back to this school which has changed my life and the lives of many family and friends. I cannot think of a higher honor than to serve Princess Pauahi in helping Kamehameha Schools achieve greatness. I look forward to contributing to the trustee team and I believe with my experience I can hit the ground running.”

Nobriga is currently the executive vice president and chief financial officer of Hawaii National Bank (HNB), where he has overall responsibility for the management of HNB’s balance sheet including investments, loans, and deposits. He joined the bank in 2006 to refocus the bank’s strategy and performance.

He co-authored the bank’s strategic plan and designed, implemented and oversees an integrated corporate performance management system which aligns strategy with budget, departmental planning, resource allocation, and employee goals and rewards.

Prior to joining HNB, Nobriga was the chief financial officer and operations officer for the University of Hawai‘i’s John A. Burns School of Medicine, where he was a member of the executive team which led the turn-around effort that saved the school’s accreditation, solidified its financial base, and developed the state-of-the-art medical education and biomedical research facilities in Kaka‘ako.

Nobriga currently serves as a trustee for The Queen’s Health Systems and The Queen’s Medical Center where he is the finance committee chair and a member of the endowment and investment committee. Since 2009, he has served as an audit committee member for the Kamehameha Schools Board of Trustees.

A certified public accountant, Nobriga is a 1991 graduate of Kamehameha Schools Kapālama and the University of Notre Dame, where he majored in accounting. He is also a 2008 graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington.

Nobriga and his wife, Joyce, have two daughters, Amber Kawena and Lauren Kau‘ikealani.

Kamehameha Schools welcomes Trustee Nobriga and extends deepest mahalo to Trustee Ing, who has honorably served with great leadership and intelligence as a Kamehameha Schools trustee for the past decade. Trustee Ing’s aloha for Kamehameha Schools and his dedication to the legacy of Ke Ali’i Bernice Pauahi Bishop will be forever cherished.

For more on the trustee selection process, please visit www.ksbe.edu/about/officers.