Bert A. Kobayashi is the founder of Kobayashi Group LLC, and is the Chairman of Kobayashi Development Group LLC. He holds a Hawaii Contractors License and has over 44 years of construction experience, including 37 years as a real estate developer.
Mr. Kobayashi devotes much of his time serving on the boards and committees of the following organizations: American Savings Bank (Board of Directors), Blue Planet Foundation (Board of Directors), After-School All-Stars Hawaii (Advisory Board), Kapiolani Health Foundation (campaign chair), Polynesian Voyaging Society World Voyage (Fundraising Committee).
He has previously served as a board member for Georgetown University (Board of Regents), University of Hawaii at Manoa (Board of Regents), University of Hawaii Foundation (Board of Trustees), Bishop Museum (Board of Directors), Ronald McDonald House (Board of Directors), Mid-Pacific Institute (Board of Trustees), Alexander C. Waterhouse Foundation (Director), Hawaii Meth Project (Advisory Board), and Kapiolani Health Foundation (Board of Trustees).
Among Mr. Kobayashi’s honors are the 2004 Charles Reed Bishop Medal Award, the 2002 Business Leader of the Year, and the 1994 Georgetown University’s Patrick Healy Award. He was recently recognized by the State of Hawaii’s Senate and House of Representatives for his leadership and contributions to the people and State of Hawaii (2008). He and his wife Susan were also honored by the Historic Hawaii Foundation for their personal commitments to education, ohana, healthcare and culture to enhance the communities of Hawaii.