Colbert Matsumoto is Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Island Insurance Company, Ltd. in Honolulu. He was formerly the founder and managing partner of the law firm of Matsumoto, LaFountaine & Chow, and prior to that was a partner in the law firm of Fujiyama Duffy & Fujiyama with a practice focused on insurance law.
Colbert serves as director on various corporate boards including Central Pacific Financial Corporation, Hawaiian Host, Inc., Oahu Publications, Inc. and the U.S.- Japan Council. He also serves as a trustee of the $11 billion Employees Retirement System of the State of Hawaii and was previously an at-large member of the Board of Land & Natural Resources of the State of Hawaii.
Active as a volunteer and leader with many community organizations, Colbert played a key role in fundraising efforts on behalf of several non-profit entities, including the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii where he led its successful $9 million campaign to save its facility from foreclosure in 2002. Among the many non-profit organizations Colbert has been involved in various capacities are: Hawaii Pacific Health, Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children; Sutter Health Pacific; Enterprise Honolulu; Japanese American Citizens League; Goodwill Industries of Hawaii; Child & Family Services; Legal Aid Society of Hawaii; Girl Scout Council of Hawaii; Hawaii Institute for Public Affairs; Japanese American National Museum; and the Lanai Culture & Heritage Center.
Born and raised in the plantation community of Lanai, Colbert graduated from Lanai High & Elementary School and later attended the University of San Francisco where he graduated magna cum laude and subsequently obtained his law degree from the University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law.