C. G. Kum was appointed as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Hanmi Financial Corporation and its subsidiary Hanmi Bank in June 2013. Previously, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of First California Financial Group and its subsidiary First California Bank for approximately 14 years. Mr. Kum was the former president of the board of directors of Community Bankers of California and former member of the board of directors of California Bankers Association.
He has served on numerous boards of non-profit organizations including United Way, Boys Scouts and Casa Pacifica Centers for at-risk youth. He received his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, MBA from Pepperdine University and Graduate degree in banking from Stonier Graduate School of Banking. Mr. Kum has been married for 34 years to Vikki Kum and has three children and one grandson.