Paul Lai, who was CEO of Hong Kong and head of corporate and institutional banking for the Greater China region at Westpac, Australia’s first and oldest bank, has joined Brunswick Group.
He has more than two decades of corporate finance and investment banking experience, advising companies and governments in the Asia-Pacific region, Europe and the US.
Prior to Westpac, the former Bank of New South Wales, Lai was senior managing director and head of corporate and investment banking at BBVA. He also had big jobs at CITIC, HSBC and UBS.
Based in Hong Kong, Lai will counsel Brunswick clients on financial situations, including mergers/acquisitions and other capital market transactions.
Brunswick CEO Neal Wolin said Lai’s “extensive experience of financial situations, his outstanding reputation and his wide-ranging networks will further strengthen our global financial situations capabilities.”