Bank president Noor Menai joins USC Rossier board of councilors

The president and CEO of CTBC Bank USA has decades of experience in the finance industry

Noor Menai, president and CEO of CTBC Bank USA, has joined USC Rossier School of Education’s board of councilors for a three-year term.

Menai will serve alongside other board members comprised of professional, academic and community leaders who play a significant role in program development and carry out numerous, critical functions on behalf of the school and university.

Noor Menai, president and CEO of CTBC Bank USA

“Noor has been a critical partner in USC Rossier’s commitment to improving educational opportunities through CTBC Bank’s support of our Southern California College Advising Corps,” said Karen Symms Gallagher, dean of USC Rossier. “We welcome his vision of community investment and value how he exercises leadership on a local level in order to make a lasting impact nationally and globally as well.”

Menai brings decades of experience in banking, finance and international trade. At CTBC, he oversees its North American operations including the bank’s commercial and industrial and commercial real estate lending groups and branches in the United States. He joined CTBC in January 2011 as the head of governance and retail banking for the U.S., Canada, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

“I am honored to join the board of councilors at USC Rossier,” said Menai. “I look forward to working closely with Rossier’s leadership to advance students as they progress toward improving urban education in California and across national and global scales. Better education results in a greater society and stronger workforce; and Rossier makes an extraordinary difference with that foundation.”

Prior to CTBC, Mr. Menai spent three years in private equity and asset management, including as founder of Fajr Capital, a sovereign wealth fund-backed investment fund.

Previously, he served as president and CEO of Charles Schwab Bank. And at Citigroup North America, he served for nine years in several senior roles and most recently as managing director for corporate and investment banking, with responsibility for sales for emerging markets and oversight of 1,100 relationship bankers across 18 countries.

Mr. Menai holds an MBA in finance, computers and information systems and a bachelor’s degree in economics, computers and information systems from the University of Rochester.

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