Nack Y. Paek is the Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Paek was President of a successful SBA service provider, Government Loan Service Corporation, which specializes in originating and servicing SBA loans for banks. Mr. Paek dissolved Government Loan Service Corporation in April 2006 in order to focus his full attention on the success of Metro City Bank. Mr. Paek obtained his B.S. degree from College of Commerce, Seoul National University and an MBA from Northern Illinois University. He worked for Continental Insurance Company as Director of Regional Auditing until 1980. From 1980 to 1990, Mr. Paek was a sole owner of the local CPA firm of Nack Y. Paek, P.C., with its clientele being predominantly members of the Asian immigrant communities. Mr. Paek was a founding director of Summit Bank Corporation in 1987, where he served as Chairman of the Board from 1992 to 1994. He also served as Chairman of the Audit Committee. Mr. Paek also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Center for Pan-Asian Community Services, Inc., (CPACS) the largest nonprofit community service organization geared to help Asian immigrants to settle and adjust in the Metro Atlanta area.
Farid Tan is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Metro City Bank and has over 34 years of banking experience. Mr. Tan joined the Executive Training Program for Bank Bumiputra Malaysia, in 1981 where he served in a number of positions both in Malaysia and in New York, including Senior Account Officer, Senior Internal Audit Supervisor, and Senior Foreign Exchange Dealer. He was promoted to Assistant General Manager in 1993, a position that he held for six years before leaving in 1999 to become the Senior Credit Officer for a local community bank in Doraville, Georgia. He was President and CEO of that Bank from 2002 to 2005 before leaving to become President and Chief Executive Officer of Metro City Bank, which opened in early 2006. Mr. Tan has vast experience in community, regional and international banking that covers financial operations, audit, retail banking, mergers and acquisitions, loan syndication, foreign exchange trading, security investment, strategic planning and portfolio management. Mr. Tan was educated at Polytechnic Ungku Omar, Malaysia where he received a diploma in accounting. He was a member of the Association of Cambiste International (ACI) and the Financial Market Association, Malaysia and USA. Mr. Tan is fluent in three languages, Mandarin, Malay, and English.
William M. Hungeling is a certified public accountant who owns his own CPA firm in Atlanta. Prior to starting his own firm, he had a distinguished career with the IRS for 14 years attaining the final position of Associate Chief of the Atlanta Appeals Office. Mr. Hungeling is active in the Georgia Society of CPAs, Brookhaven Rotary Club, and serves in various church and charitable organizations. Mr. Hungeling received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from John Carrol University and a Masters Degree in Real Estate from Georgia State University.
Dr. Manolo B. Apanay, M.D. practiced in General Surgery from 1971 until 2000 with Southern Regional Medical Center, Henry Medical Center and South Fulton Medical Center. He served as the President of Clayton Fayette Henry Medical Society from 1983 to 1984; President of Filipino American Association of Greater Atlanta in 1976 and 1985; Co-founder and President of Asian Pacific American Council of Georgia in 1991; President of Philippine American Medical Association of Georgia from 1986 to 1988; Board of Advisors of the Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Georgia from 1996 to 2000; Board of Directors, Clayton County Chamber of Commerce from 1985 to 1988; Board of Trustees, Clayton State University Foundation from 1995 to 2000; Board of Directors, Arts Clayton from 1996 to 2000; Vice President, National Federation Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of USA from 1996-1998; Board of Directors of a local community bank in Doraville, Georgia from 1995 to 2004.
Jay Eun has been the owner of Golden Stella, Inc., a fashion jewelry wholesaler, for the past 21 years. Mr. Eun was educated in Korea and attended Georgia State University after serving in the Korean Army.
Francis Lai, a native of Malaysia, is currently the managing member of Goldfield Capital, LLC., an operator of commercial real estate ventures. Prior to 1984, Mr. Lai worked with Hock Hua Bank Berhad in Sabah, Malaysia and was a director of Summit Bank Corporation from 1984 to 2007. Mr. Lai earned an Associates Degree from New York State University, and B.A. and M.B.A. degrees from Mercer University in Atlanta.
Don T.P. Leung is the Managing Member of Light Efficient Depot, LLC, an operator in energy efficient commercial lighting. Prior to 2011, Mr. Leung established & managed an apparel company that developed private label apparels for 25 years. He is a native of Hong Kong, and was educated in England.
Feiying Lu has been an internal controller with Imex Trading Company, a wholesale frozen foods distributor, since 1997. Ms. Lu received a Bachelor of Science degree from Shanghai University of Science and Technology.
Young Park is the President of Fortune International Jewelry and owns several Japanese restaurants. He is a graduate of Inha University, South Korea, with a degree in mechanical engineering.
Ajit A. Patel is the Managing Member of Amrit & Sons I, LLC, he is an owner and operator of two hotels in Pensacola, Florida. Mr. Patel was educated in London at the City University where he graduated with honors in Economics and Accountancy. He also received a Masters Degree in Taxation from Georgia State University.
Frank S. Rhee currently serves as Financial Manager for Trends Menswear. He previously worked for the accounting firm of Ernst & Young. Mr. Rhee also served as an Assistant Controller for Manufacturers Hanover Bank in New York from 1990 to 1993. He is a graduate of New York University and Lovett High School in Atlanta.
Sam Sang-Koo Shim is a certified public accountant and certified valuation analyst, and certified government finance manager who owns a CPA consulting firm. Mr. Shim served and retired as the Chief in the Bureau of General Accounting for the State Government of Illinois after 23 years. Mr. Shim graduated from the Business School of Seoul National University, Korea, and received a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Northern Illinois University and an M.S. Degree in Business from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Mr. Shim is active in the Illinois CPA Society and American Institute of CPA Society, and National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts.
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