East West Bancorp in Pasadena, Calif., finally has a new president.

The $33 billion-asset company said in a press release Wednesday that Gregory Guyett had also become its chief operating officer. He will be responsible for commercial banking operations that include lending, deposits, operations and support, international banking, treasury management and information technology.

Julia Gouw retired as East West's president and chief operating officer in March.

Guyett recently served as executive vice president of corporate development at Johnson Controls. Before that, he worked at JPMorgan Chase for 30 years, handling roles that included serving as the bank's head of investment banking in the Asia Pacific.

"As we execute on our U.S. and greater China strategy, East West will continue to develop innovative banking solutions, and build our infrastructure and expertise in order to provide superior service to our customers," Dominic Ng, East West's chairman and chief executive, said in the release. Guyett "is an excellent addition to our leadership team; his international, operational, and risk management experience as well as technical breadth of knowledge will prove to be invaluable."

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