Bhupen Amin(Chief Operating Officer)

Bhupen B. Amin. Mr. Amin is President and Chief Operating Officer of Lotus Hotels, Inc. in Walnut Creek, California. In his capacity, Mr. Amin is responsible for the development, management, financing and operations of several hotel companies, retail 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 Silicon Valley, which he later helped consolidate into United Business Bank, a publicly traded (NASDAQ: BCML) community bank with 20 west coast branches and over $1.5 billion in assets today. He continues to serve as a member of the Bank’s Board of Directors and Directors’ Loan 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 scholarship committee 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 has acted as a Pro Tem Judge in the Alameda County Superior Courts for nearly 20 years, and served on the Board of the Brookside Community Health Center and finance committee of the UCSF Children’s Hospital & Research Center in Oakland, CA.

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors appointed Mr. Amin to serve on both the County’s Economic Opportunity Council and Workforce Development Board, where was elected as the 2018-2019 Chairman. In addition, he serves as a County Planning Commissioner over a region with a population of nearly 1.2 million people. Mr. Amin recently launched a charitable initiative called Samaj Saves Lives to raise awareness about the critical need for organ donation within the South Asian community. Mr. Amin earned his law degree from the University of California, Davis and secured his undergraduate accounting and finance degrees with honors from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.