|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 NYSE Euronext, The Bank of China Limited, MasterCard Incorporated, and Philips Electronics NV. He is also non-executive chairman of privately-held Brookstone, Inc., and a director of privately-held Cassis International.
Tai is former vice chairman and chief executive officer of both DBS Group Holdings and DBS Bank, and chairman of the DBS Group Holdings Management Committee. 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 where he was a recipient of a Sloan COGME fellowship. He graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1972 with a B.S. in Management.
Tai is a trustee of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, board member of the San Francisco Symphony, and the Committee of 100. Previously, Tai was a member of the Supervisory Board of ING Groep NV and its Audit Committee chairman, as well as a director of CapitaLand, Singapore Telecommunications, DBS Group Holdings, DBS Bank Limited, the Islamic Bank of Asia, and Jones Lang LaSalle. In April 1996, Tai was appointed to a 17-member White House Commission on United States-Pacific Trade and Investment Policy.
Tai is a member of the Palmer C. Ricketts Society of Patroons at Rensselaer.