Jeffrey N. Watanabe

Retired Founder
Watanabe Ing LLP (Attorneys at Law)
Jeffrey N. Watanabe is retired founder of Watanabe Ing law firm. Prior to co-founding Watanabe Ing in 1971, Watanabe was deputy attorney general for the State of Hawaii and also served as chief counsel for the State in matters before the federal transportation agencies. He was appointed director of Alexander & Baldwin in 2003 and became a board member of Matson, Inc. when the two companies separated in June of 2012. He also serves as director of First Insurance Company of Hawaii, Ltd., Grace Pacific Corporation and Cellular Bioengineering, Inc. He is the non-executive Chairman of Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc (NYSE: HE). He also serves on the boards of a number of community organizations. Watanabe is a member of the American and Hawaii Bar Associations, the Hawaii Business Roundtable, Hawaii Executive Conference and the Hawaii Asia Pacific Association. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of California at Berkeley and his juris doctor from George Washington University Law Center.
Independent Director