Tim Lai

timlaiTim is the founder of DaLu Venture Solutions and works with clients to optimize value in their Chinese Foreign partnerships across the lifecycle phases of Joint Venture (JV) development and management.

Tim’s ability to comprehend and articulate “beyond the rhetoric” in both Chinese and Western environments has gained him the reputation as a specialist in the field of Chinese Foreign JVs.

Prior to DaLu, Tim spent 20 years in the Royal Dutch Shell Group in a range of senior business development, investment and commercial roles, including a longstanding 12 years in China representing Shell in multiple transactions across the JV lifecycle, namely deal scoping, strategy, negotiations, JV execution/start-up, governance and dissolution.

While working in China, Tim was involved in some of Shell’s largest and pioneering market entry partnerships, including experience “from the inside” having been a lead representative posted into one of their most complex and challenging JVs.

Tim holds undergraduate degrees in Commerce and Law from the University of New South Wales (Australia), and a Graduate Qualification in Management from the Australian Graduate School of Management. Tim grew up in Singapore and Australia.