Joseph Ficalora, the Queens Boy at the Top of the Bank: An Italian-American Dream

Mar 08, 2019 750

BY: Giulia Pozzi e Stefano Vaccara

Joseph Ficalora is President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of New York Community Bancorp Inc. (the “Company”) and New York Community Bank(the “Bank”). The Company was incorporated as Queens County Bancorp, Inc., on July 20, 1993, to serve as the holding company for Queens County Savings Bank which was established on April 14, 1859 – the first savings bank chartered by the State of New York in the New York City Borough of Queens.

That is the bank where the young “Joe” Ficalora took his first steps in the business and banking world. We meet him in Manhattan near Penn Station, one of the places where his bank, primarily based on Long Island, is located.

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