Bhupen AminChief Operating Officer
Mr. Amin is President and Chief Operating Officer of Lotus Hotels & Investments in Walnut Creek, California. In his capacity, Mr. Amin is responsible for the development, management, financing and operations of several hotel properties, shopping centers and self-storage facilities. Prior to joining Lotus, Mr. Amin was an attorney at the Law Offices of Bowles & Verna in Walnut Creek, California with a focus on real estate litigation. He was a founder of an FDIC-insured bank in the South Bay Area, which he later helped consolidate into Bay Commercial Bank, a full service community bank with 18 West Coast branches and over $1.2 billion in assets today. He continues to serve as a member of the Bank’s board of directors and ALCO Committee. Mr. Amin also sits on the nominating committee and board of directors of the California Hotel & Lodging Association (CH&LA), and is an active member of the governmental affairs and scholarship committees of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) in Washington D.C. Mr. Amin became the first Indian-American to be elected Chairman of CH&LA, the largest state hotel association in the nation. Mr. Amin also acts as a Pro Tem Judge in the Alameda County Superior Courts and served on the board of the Brookside Community Health Center and finance committee of the non-profit Children’s Hospital and Research Center in Oakland, CA. In 2016, The Contra Costa Board of Supervisors appointed Mr. Amin to serve on both the County’s Economic Opportunity Council and Workforce Development Board, where his was recently elected as Vice Chairman. Mr. Amin earned his law degree from the University of California, Davis and secured his undergraduate degree with honors from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.