Eugene Lai

Eugene Lai is a Managing Director and Co-Managing Partner of Southern Capital Group, a private equity firm that makes mid-market control investments in Southeast Asia. Southern Capital invests in businesses with proven track records, healthy cash flows and strong management teams.
Prior to Southern Capital, Eugene was a Managing Director of JPMorgan, a Managing Director of The Carlyle Group, Asia, and the Managing Director & CEO of The Ascott Group, one of the largest serviced apartment businesses in the world.

Eugene graduated with a bachelor's degree in law (first class honors, top of his class) from The London School of Economics & Political Science, London University, and a master's degree in law from Harvard University.

Eugene sits on a number of boards including the Securities Industry Council, National Council Against Drug Abuse, Singapore Anti-Narcotics Association and Design Singapore Council as well as various Southern Capital portfolio companies.

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