Alan graduated from Monash University, Australia with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He also holds a Master in Finance from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and is a certified public accountant in Australia.
Alan is the founder, the largest shareholder and the Chairman of Agria Corporation, an international agriculture company listed on The New York Stock Exchange. Mr Lai is also the Chairman of PGG Wrightson Ltd, a subsidiary of Agria Corporation which is a leading agriculture company listed on The New Zealand Stock Exchange. PGG Wrightson Ltd is the largest forage seed company and agricultural services platform in the Southern Hemisphere.
In addition, Alan is the largest shareholder and the Chairman of China Pipe Group Ltd, a company listed on The Hong Kong Stock Exchange. China Pipe Group Ltd is a leading provider to the construction and infrastructure sector offering a wide range of pipe related products and services in Hong Kong and Macau. Alan has accumulated extensive experience in investments, mergers and acquisitions and management leadership expertise. He has invested in and established many successful businesses in other agriculture, animation, logistics and transportation, and pharmaceutical sectors in China, Hong Kong and internationally. He takes a leading role in strategic planning and business development in his investment portfolio.