Russell J. Lau is the chairman and CEO of Finance Factors Limited, a minority depository institution based in Honolulu, Hawaii. Mr. Lau serves as the chairman, president, and CEO of Finance Enterprises, Ltd., the parent company. In connection with his service with Finance Enterprises, he is the chairman and CEO of Finance Insurance, Ltd., a Hawaii independent insurance agency and chairman and CEO of Finance Realty, Ltd., and Waipono Inc., real estate investment and management companies.
He previously served on the boards of both the Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle and Des Moines. He is a member and former president of the Hawaii Bankers Association Executive Committee and has been a member of the Financial Executives Institute.
Russell is active in the community and serves on the American Judicature Society, Palolo Chinese Home, St. Andrew’s Priory, Assets School and is the current president of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii. He was formerly the chair of the East West Center Foundation and secretary of Catholic Charities.
Russell has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in finance from the University of Puget Sound and the University of Oregon, respectively. He also graduated from Pacific Coast Bank School at the University of Washington.