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. The firm has offices in Singapore and Malaysia.
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 is a board member of the Securities Industry Council, National Council Against Drug Abuse, Singapore Anti-Narcotics Association and Design Singapore Council.