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OHA: Office of Hawaiian Affairs

Ryan H. Lee

Ka Pou Kāko’o Mahele Kumupa’a
Endowment Director

Photo: Ryan Lee

Ryan H. Lee has served as OHA’s Director of Endowment since January of 2024

Lee essentially functions as the chief investment officer and is responsible for developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating investment related policies and strategies for OHA’s Native Hawaiian Trust Fund (NHTF). He works closely with other chief executives at OHA to facilitate resources, as needed, to implement the Board of Trustees’ statutory and fiduciary duties regarding the NHTF.

Lee has more than two decades of experience as a finance and investment professional. Prior to his selection as director of Endowment, he served OHA as treasury director and interim investment manager.

He is a former investment director with Kamehameha Schools, where he was instrumental in shaping the institution’s investment program. His contributions ranged from designing investment policies to developing strategic asset allocation targets, executing global multi-asset class investment strategies, and conducting due diligence on institutional investment managers for the organization’s global diversified portfolio.