Jackson Tai serves on the boards of four publicly listed companies: The Bank of China Limited, Eli Lilly and Company, MasterCard and Royal Philips, NV. He is also a director of privately held Russell Reynolds Associates and Vaporstream.
Tai was chief executive officer and vice chairman of DBS Group Holdings Ltd. and DBS Bank Ltd. from June 2002 to December 2007. He joined DBS as chief financial officer in July 1999 and was appointed president and chief operating officer in 2001. Prior to his eight years of service with DBS in Singapore, he served 25 years with J.P. Morgan & Co., including as a managing director and member of the Investment Banking Division management committee, and as a senior manager in New York, Tokyo and San Francisco. Previously, Tai was a director of NYSE Euronext, Singapore Airlines, ING Groep NV, CapitaLand, Singapore Telecommunications Ltd, the Islamic Bank of Asia, and privately held Brookstone.
In the not-for-profit sector, Tai is a director of the Metropolitan Opera, a trustee of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a member of the Harvard Business School Asia Pacific Advisory Board the Harvard China Advisory Board, and the Committee of 100. Previously, he was a director of the Asian Art Museum, the San Francisco Symphony, and Merlin USA.
Tai received a Bachelor of Science degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1972, and a MBA degree from Harvard University in 1974.