George M. Lee Co-Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Lee was named Chief Executive Officer of MetroBank, N. A in July 2004 and chairman of Metro United Bank in October 2005. He has served as a class I director of MetroBank, N.A. since March 1999 and was elected to serve as Executive Vice Chairman in September 2003. Mr. Lee is President and Chief Executive Officer of the bank's holding company, MetroCorp Bancshares, Inc. Mr. Lee serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of BioCure Medical LLC, since March 2000. BioCure Medical LLC is a joint venture between a private investment group and the Johns Hopkins University. Its mission is to develop and commercialize a patented cancer drug that has very low toxicity. From 1997–2000, Mr. Lee was an investor and an active executive team member of Higher Dimensions Medical, a cutting edge high tech company involved with the development and manufacturing of puncture proof material. Prior to this, from 1987 to 1997, he served in various companies as the Chief Operating Officer and President at different New York stock exchange and American stock exchange companies such as Hanover Direct in New York and Fingerhut Companies in Minnesota. His areas of responsibility included strategic planning and new business acquisitions. Mr. Lee received a Bachelors of Science in Econometrics from the University of Wisconsin and received his MBA from Minnesota State University.
David Choi Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Choi was named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company and the Bank in November 2004. Mr. Choi joined the company with over 20 years experience in finance, banking and manufacturing. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Choi served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of TECO-Westinghouse Motor Company in Round Rock, Texas, where he was responsible for all financial and administrative operations since 2000. From 1988 to 1999, Mr. Choi held different positions at JP Morgan Chase Bank in Houston. He was Senior Client Manager and Vice President of International Banking since 1995, having previously served as Vice President and Trust Officer of Corporate Trust for Chase.
Mr. Choi holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin, and a Master of Business Administration, with a concentration in Finance, from Michigan State University.
Don J Wang Co-Chairman
Mr. Wang is a Class II director of the Company and organizing director of the Bank. Mr. Wang serves as Chairman of the Board of the Company and the Bank. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of New Era Life Insurance Company, and has done so since 1989. He has served as a Board member of the Greater Houston Partnership since 1991 and served on the Supervisory Board of Directors of the World Trade Division and serves on the board of directors of Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau. Mr. Wang is Chairman of the Board of the Chinese Senior Estate – HUD Senior Housing Project. He has served on the Boards of Directors of Harris County Hospital District and served on the Advisory Board Committee of the Ex-Im Bank of the U.S. in Washington, D. C. Mr. Wang has a history of community leadership in Houston. He has actively participated in the promotion of Asian businesses and has played a principal role in relationship building between the Asian and non-Asian communities in and around Houston. He held the position of President of the Chambers of Commerce of North America from 1991 to 1992. Also, Mr. Wang was an active member of the Houston Asian Chamber of Commerce. He has received many awards for his work in community relations. He received a Bachelors of Science degree from National Chung Hsing University and a Masters in Science degree from Utah State University. Mr. Wang is the brother of Ms. Helen F. Chen.
David Tai is a director of the Company and was elected as a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank in 1988. Mr. Tai is the Executive Vice President and Secretary of the Company and the President and Vice Chairman of the Board of the Bank, where he serves on the Directors Credit Committee. Mr. Tai was elected as President of the Bank in March 1999. Mr. Tai is a leader in the Asian-American community through his active involvement in several organizations. He is currently the President of the Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston. He is the Executive Advisor of the Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce of North America, an organization that has members in 25 cities across the United States, Canada and Mexico. He is also active in the World Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce and serves as its Executive Consular. He received a Bachelors of Business Administration degree from Fu-Jen Catholic University in Taiwan in 1974 and a Masters in Business Administration degree from Murray State University in 1977. Mr. Tai is a member of the Asian Realtors Association, the Asian Chamber of Commerce and the United Way. He is a Counselor at the Taiwanese Cultural Center. Mr. Tai is the brother-in-law of Mr. John Lee.
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