Rick Lai presently holds the position of General Manager for Wartsila where he is responsible for IPP and LNG Project Development/Investment for Asia Pacific region.
Rick have 20 years of experience in the Energy sector where he has worked in the Power, Oil & Gas, and Industrial Gases industry. Prior to joining Wartsila, he was an advisor to PLN--Indonesia State Owned Utility, SK Shipping and Samsung Heavy Industry on LNG Supply Chain Infrastructure in Indonesia. Prior to that role, Rick spent 13 years with Linde as Head of LNG Business for Asia Pacific. In that capacity, Rick oversaw medium scale stranded gas to LNG business development in China and Indonesia. Prior to joining Linde, he held various roles with Mirant Americas; from Corporate Finance to Asset Optimization Analyst, and from Power/NG trader to managing a portfolio of power plants total 2,000MW capacity in Texas, USA, before seconded to Asia as an IPP Developer for Mirant Asia Pacific.