Robert Nobriga

Robert Nobriga
President
Island Holdings, Inc.

Robert K.W.H. Nobriga is the president of Island Holdings, Inc., where he oversees a family of Hawaii companies engaged primarily in private equity and real estate investment, insurance products and services, and technology consulting. The family of Island Holdings’ companies include Tradewind Capital Group, Island Insurance, Atlas Insurance, IC International, and Pacxa.  Prior to joining Island Holdings, Mr. Nobriga held several senior leadership roles in Hawaii over the past two decades primarily in the banking and healthcare sectors.

Mr. Nobriga served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of American Savings Bank, a subsidiary of HEI, Inc. He also served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of The Queen’s Health Systems where his oversight included the Queen Emma Land Company and its financial asset portfolio (collectively referred to as its endowment), the Queen’s Development Corporation, and corporate functions of finance and information technology.  Prior to joining Queen’s, he served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Hawaii National Bank.  Prior to the bank he served as chief financial & operations officer for the University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine where he oversaw the turnaround and rebuilding of the medical school in Kaka`ako.  His career started with Coopers & Lybrand (legacy firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP) providing professional services for clients in a range of industries in Hawaii and California.

Mr. Nobriga has been an active member of the community. He has served as trustee for Kamehameha Schools since 2013, including serving terms as its chairperson, vice chairperson, and treasurer. From 2009 until his appointment as trustee, he was one of two financial experts appointed by the Probate Court as independent audit committee members whose purpose was to assist the Board of Trustees in fulfilling its fiduciary responsibilities.  Mr. Nobriga also served on The Queen’s Health Systems Board, including as the chairperson of its finance committee and as a member of its endowment and audit committees.  He also currently serves as a board member of Haleakala Ranch on Maui.

Born and raised on the island of Maui, Mr. Nobriga is a graduate of Kamehameha Schools.  He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and is also a graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington. He resides in Kāne‘ohe with his wife and two daughters.