Karen Lai is a Managing Director of LionRock Capital, a seasoned Asian private equity firm with an investment focus on industry-leading overseas growth-stage consumer/ sports companies. She oversees the investments, investor relations and fund operations functions of LionRock Capital. She has over 17 years’ experience in private equity and investment banking.
Prior to joining LionRock Capital, she was an Investment Executive at Candover, a European private equity fund, where she focused on mid-market growth companies in the Greater China region. She has also worked at Credit Suisse focusing on fixed income structuring, as well as at Bank of America Merrill Lynch focusing on corporate finance and corporate risk management.
Karen received a Bachelor of Science in Economics (summa cum laude and member of Beta Alpha Psi) from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. She is qualified as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).