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Timothy M. Donohue Named Kamehameha Schools Chief Investment Officer

HONOLULU, Hawaiʻi - (Sept. 9, 2019) – Kamehameha Schools (KS) has named Timothy M. Donohue as its new Chief Investment Officer to oversee its $8.2 billion global investment portfolio.

Donohue’s appointment will begin on Oct. 21, 2019. He will succeed Elizabeth Hokada, who is retiring after 14 years at KS.

“I am extremely confident of Tim’s ability to lead our investment program and build upon the strong foundations that have been laid,” KS Chief Executive Officer Jack Wong said. “He is a proven leader with the expertise to drive the investment performance needed to sustain our mission.” 

KS strives for the educational success of Native Hawaiians with programs encompassing three K-12 campuses, 29 preschools, and extensive community education and scholarship programs that assist thousands of students with early learning through post-graduate education.

“I can’t think of a CIO job in the country that is more important than this one,” Donohue said. “I look forward to continuing the momentum created by KS’ investment team.”

Donohue joins KS from Columbia Investment Management Company (CIMC), where he served as CIO since 2016, helping to oversee Columbia University’s $11 billion endowment. Heearlier held other senior positions during his 11-year tenure at CIMC.

Before CIMC, Donohue served as Vice President and Partner at Booz Allen Hamilton, and as a General Manager at Broken Hill Proprietary (BHP) in Honolulu. He holds an MBA from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in mechanical engineering.


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