|Board of Trustees
Jackson P. Tai ’72
Former Vice Chairman and CEO
DBS Group Holdings Ltd / DBS Bank Ltd.
Jackson “Jack” Tai ’72 is a director of The Bank of China Limited, Singapore Airlines, MasterCard Incorporated, Royal Philips NV, and Eli Lilly and Company. He is also a director of privately held Russell Reynolds Associates and Brookstone Inc.
Tai was vice chairman and chief executive officer of both DBS Group Holdings and DBS Bank from June 2002 to December 2007. Tai joined DBS as chief financial officer in July 1999 and was president and chief operating officer of DBS from January 2001 to June 2002. DBS Bank is one of the largest financial services groups in Asia.
Prior to joining DBS, Tai completed 25 years of service with J.P. Morgan & Co. Incorporated in its investment banking division. Among his assignments at J.P. Morgan, Tai was senior regional officer and head of investment banking for the Western United States, based in San Francisco; senior regional officer and head of investment banking for Asia Pacific, based in Tokyo; global head of real estate investment banking, based in New York; and executive director of J.P. Morgan Securities’ Japanese business, based in Tokyo. Tai joined J.P. Morgan in 1974 immediately after receiving his MBA from Harvard University. He graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1972 with a B.S. in management.
Tai also serves as a director of the Committee of 100, as a member of the Harvard China Advisory Group and the Harvard Business School Asia Pacific Advisory Board. Tai was a member of the Supervisory Board of ING Groep NV, as well as a director of NYSE Euronext, CapitaLand, Singapore Telecommunications, DBS Group Holdings, DBS Bank Limited, the Islamic Bank of Asia, and Jones Lang LaSalle. Tai was previously trustee of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco and board member of the San Francisco Symphony. In April 1996, Tai was appointed to a 17-member White House Commission on United States-Pacific Trade and Investment Policy.
Tai and his wife, Kay Yee Tai, have two children, Catherine and Michael.