CK Lai

CK joined Oppeus International as a Director in February 2014. CK has built numerous businesses in multiple sectors over 30 years with Fortune 100 global multinationals, covering business development and business growth in areas including licensing, acquisitions, alliances, global logistics, distribution operations, airlines, telecommunications, and organization and leadership development.

As a Partner/Managing Director and Regional Leader for the Industrial and the Family Group Practices at Korn/Ferry International and at Russell Reynolds Associates from 1996 until 2010, he led Asia Pacific teams in key leadership searches specialising in strategic leadership situations, enterprise development and business growth for industrial clients in Asia(including China) and globally.

Between 1992 and 1996 he was with HICOM Holdings Bhd, one of ASEAN’s largest diversified industrial companies (revenue US$10B), where he led strategic expansion through acquisitions, major capacity expansions for new markets, and strategic green field startups for diversification in both manufacturing and services sectors.

CK was co-founder and Chairman of the global advanced drive technologies firm Silvatech Systems Corporation Inc, with its HQ and major R&D centre in Canada, since bought by ST Engineering (Singapore) and renamed ST Kinetics.

CK started his career with Cummins Engine Company Inc., and for the next 13 years he held executive leadership positions in the Asia Pacific Region, including Head of Finance, the Asia aftermarket business, Asia Distribution Centre and distributor businesses regionally.

CK is a Dean’s List B.Sc (Hon.) scholarship graduate in Electrical Engineering from the Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, and an M.Sc. (MBA) scholarship graduate of the London Business School.