Our Team

Marvin Lai
Senior Advisor






Mr. Lai has over 27 years of experience in financial services (VC&PE), technologies, and consumption & distribution sectors and has had senior management and operational responsibilities in various regions including the U.K., the U.S., Middle East (Dubai), Singapore, Hong Kong/China, and Korea.

Mr. Lai is a recognized Professional Manager (PMgr), Fellow Director (FHKIoD), and Member of Securities and Investment (MHKSI) by Hong Kong Management Association (HKMA), The Hong Kong Institute of Directors (HKIoD), and The Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute (HKSI), respectively.

Posts held including:

  • Associate Professor (in Practice) at Beijing Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management (Tsinghua SEM) (2013 – present, part-time)
  • Partner at iTM Ventures Inc in association with BGC (2012 – present)
  • Senior Advisor at LionRock Capital (HK) (2011 – present)
  • Co-Chairman of the Venture Committee (since 2009; SME Committee, 2004-2009) and Exco Member (since 2011) of Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association. (HKVCA)
  • Managing Principal at Burgeon Group Consulting Ltd. (BGC) (2011-2012)
  • Senior Partner at ES Capital (2010-2011)
  • Partner/Senior Advisor at iTM Ventures Ltd. (2005-2009)
  • CEO/Chairman of Trans-Telecom Group (1997-2005)
  • General Manager (Asia-Pacific) of Caudwell International Ltd. (1996-1997)
  • Managing Director of EETAL Engineering China Ltd. (1994-1996)

Mr. Lai holds his B.Sc. degree from Columbia University, M.Sc. degree from Johns Hopkins University, M.Sc. in Financial Management from University of London, EMBA from INSEAD and Beijing Tsinghua SEM, and M.A. in Management Research from Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM) at Macquarie University for having completed all required Doctoral courses towards the degree of Doctor of Business Administration (DBA).