Paul Kosasa is the President and CEO of ABC Stores. ABC Stores is a locally-owned business that was founded in 1949 by Sidney and Minnie Kosasa. Paul Kosasa became President and Chief Executive Officer of ABC Stores in 1999. Today ABC Stores has over 75 locations in Hawaii, Las Vegas Nevada, Guam, and Saipan, employing over 1, 400 associates. ABC Stores has diversified and expanded its resort retailing success to include Island Gourmet Markets, Island County Markets, Island Deli, Kaiyo Sushi, and Island Gourmet Coffee.
Mr. Kosasa is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a degree in Electrical Engineering and also serves as a board member on various local financial, community and business foundations, health care, music and art, and educational organizations. Also, as President of the Kosasa Foundation, he fulfills his family’s philanthropic desire “to create a better community.”