Paul Y. Kobayashi, Jr.
Vice President – FinancePaul Y. Kobayashi, Jr. joined Catholic Charities Hawaii in April 2020. He oversees all aspects of finance and fiscal administration, including financial accounting and reporting, development and management of strategic planning and budget, information technology, and facilities management. Kobayashi brings over 20 years of executive financial management experience in the not-for-profit, higher education, and public company sectors, with a focus on employing industry-leading technology and best practices to improve enterprise performance and productivity.
Before joining Catholic Charities Hawaii, Kobayashi was Vice President for Administration and Chief Financial Officer for the UH Foundation, the largest institutionally-related foundation in the State of Hawaii, serving the ten campuses of the University of Hawaii System from 2013. From 2010 to 2012, he served as Director – Financial Management and Controller, for the University of Hawaii – System. He also served as Vice President – Controller for Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. from 2002-2008. At each of these organizations, he streamlined financial and fiscal policies, improved the internal and accounting control environment, and implemented industry-leading innovative practices.
Kobayashi holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive status).