Mike Ching
Managing Partner
Ernst & Young LLP

Career History and Experience

Mike is a partner in the firm’s Banking & Capital Markets group and also the EY – Honolulu Office Managing Partner.  With over 27 years of experience with the firm, Mike serves both assurance and advisory clients in both Hawaii and the US Mainland.  Mike began his career in 1993 with EY in the Honolulu office, and in 2002, he transferred to Phoenix, Arizona where he led the firm’s efforts to develop a financial services practice amongst the Phoenix, Denver, and Las Vegas offices.  Mike returned to Honolulu in 2005 and became the Office Managing Partner in 2012.  Mike left the firm in 2015 to become the Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer at First Hawaiian Bank, playing a critical role in the bank’s journey through an initial public offering and transition to an SEC-registered company.  Mike returned to EY in June 2018 and re-assumed the position of Honolulu Office Managing Partner.  Mike serves clients in various industries, including banking, insurance, healthcare, and real estate.

Education and Professional Qualifications

Mike is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in Hawaii and Guam.  He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Hawaii Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Service Organizations and Personal Interests

Active in the community, Mike currently serves on non-profit boards such as the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, Hawaiian Humane Society, Diamond Head Theatre, Chinese Chamber of Commerce, and Aloha Council – Boy Scouts of America.

Mike and his wife, Joyce, have three active children – Zachary, Natalie, and Cameron. All attend Iolani School (Mike’s alma mater) and are active in sports.  Zachary and Cameron play baseball, and Natalie plays softball. 

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