Raleigh, NC

Frank B. Holding, Jr. is chairman and CEO of First Citizens Bank and parent company First Citizens BancShares, Inc., headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina. At the helm of the third-generation financial institution with over $49 billion in assets, Mr. Holding leads one of the largest family-controlled banks in the nation. He previously served as president of First Citizens, after having held senior management positions with the bank in Charlotte, Raleigh, Wilmington, Swansboro, and Fayetteville.

A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he holds an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and is engaged in civic affairs across his home state of North Carolina. Mr. Holding currently serves on the BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina Board of Trustees and is a former Chairman of the Board.  He is also a member of the Mount Olive Pickle Company, Inc. Board of Directors and a past chairman of the North Carolina Chamber.  With deep familial ties to Wake Forest, he has served the University as a trustee since 2012.