Kevin Jia-Ven Lai Egon Zehnder, Singapore
Kevin Lai, based in Singapore, is deeply experienced within the health sector as well as consumer industry. With more than 16 years of experience in the health industry, Kevin is a core member of Egon Zehnder’s Health Practice.
Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Kevin was an Executive Director of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), where he oversaw national strategy, policy and infrastructure development for the health and consumer industries, as well as their global marketing efforts. Previously, he directed EDB's operations in Northern Europe and Russia from the board's office in London for two years, and before that he spent four years in its New York office.
Kevin holds a B. Eng (Hons) in Chemical Engineering from the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom.
Having worked intensively to promote the growth of Singapore's health and consumer industries, Kevin brings a deep understanding of their strategies, business models and operational requirements. Kevin works extensively with the research and clinical communities to anchor R&D activities in Singapore. He was part of the core planning team in drafting Singapore’s national research strategy and budget allocation. He is particularly experienced in identifying new business opportunities within the health industry springing from open innovation and converging technologies.