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BBCN Bank names new CEO, board members

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BBCN Bancorp Inc., the holding company of BBCN Bank, on Thursday announced a series of high-level management and board appointments.

Among them:

– Kevin S. Kim, 55, chairman of the bank and its board of directors, has also been named president and CEO, effective immediately.

– Scott Yoon-Suk Whang, 67, has been named lead independent director of BBCN Bancorp, effective immediately, in addition to his current title as vice chairman of the bank and its board.

– Douglas J. Goddard, 60, will succeed Philip E. Guldeman, 68, as chief financial officer, effective March 31. Goddard currently is deputy CFO.

BBCN is among the largest Korean-American banks in the United States. The company is based in Los Angeles, but has branches and a significant presence in New Jersey.

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