As president and CEO, Kevin T. Kabat is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of Fifth Third Bancorp, a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Company has $117 billion in assets, nearly 22,000 employees and operates 15 affiliates in 12 states. Its four main businesses are Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending and Investment Advisors.
Kabat assumed the role of chief executive officer on April 17, 2007. He was appointed president in June 2006. Kabat previously served as executive vice president of Fifth Third since December 2003, and led both retail and affiliate banking since August 2004. Prior to this role, he served as president and CEO of Fifth Third Bank (Western Michigan). He was the vice chairman and president of Old Kent Bank, which was acquired by Fifth Third Bancorp in 2001. He joined Old Kent in 1982.
Kabat received his bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science from Johns Hopkins University and a master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Purdue University.
Kabat is a board member of Unum and the Cincinnati Art Museum. He’s also a member of the Financial Services Roundtable, Ohio Business Roundtable, Cincinnati Business Committee and the Executive Committee of the ArtsWave Board of Trustees. He is a member of the Commonwealth Club, the Commercial Club, Cincinnati Country Club and the Queen City Club.
Kabat previously served on the Board of Directors for Davenport University, Lacks Industries, Clark Retirement Community, Grand Rapids Foundation, ADAC Plastics, Right Place Inc., Spectrum Hospital, Consumer Bankers Association, Michigan Business Roundtable and United Way of Greater Cincinnati. He served as the 2009 Chairman for BRIDGES’ Annual Fundraising Dinner.