Constance H. Lau
Ms. Lau has been President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (“HEI”), Honolulu, Hawaii (NYSE:HE) since May 2006. She is also Chairman of the Boards and Director of American Savings Bank, F.S.B. and Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc., subsidiaries of HEI, since May 2006.
As President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of HEI, a large, publicly-traded Hawaii corporation, and as Chair of the Board of HEI’s banking and utility subsidiaries, Ms. Lau brings to the Board experience with capital intensive infrastructure and regulated industries as well as in managing complex business organizations. She also serves as Chair, National Infrastructure Advisory Council, which advises the President of the United States on the security of critical infrastructure sectors, including transportation, and their information systems. In addition, Ms. Lau has extensive experience in the banking industry and has been designated by the Board of Directors as an Audit Committee Financial Expert. She also is knowledgeable about Hawaii and Matson’s operating markets through her involvement in the Hawaii business community and local community organizations, including serving as chair of the Consuelo Foundation, which focuses on charitable efforts in the Philippines.