In January 2018, Lam retired as Senior Managing Partner, Co-founder and Co-head of the Private Markets division of Capital Group, where he oversaw the recruitment of nearly 30 investment professionals and the making of over 80 Private Equity investments totaling USD 6 billion in emerging markets around the world, from Asia to Latin America, Eastern Europe, and Africa. Based in Singapore since 1995, Lam also served as CEO of Capital International Inc.’s Singapore branch until his retirement.
Prior to joining Capital Group in 1992, Lam was a director of Ermgassen & Co. Ltd., a London-based mergers & acquisitions advisory firm which he had co-founded in 1988. Prior to that, he worked at JP Morgan & Co in New York, Brussels and London, and at RepublicBank Dallas.
On a part-time basis, Lam has taught classes in Investment Management or Corporate Finance at Pace University – New York, The University of Texas at Dallas, and Boston University – Brussels, Belgium.
Lam currently serves on several Investment Committees (National University of Singapore, Ascent Myanmar Growth Fund), or Advisory Boards (Asia Partners Fund). He is also a Board member and the chairman of the Finance Committee of the Asia Philanthropy Circle.
Lam and his family support many philanthropic efforts, primarily in Asia. Lam is involved (as a donor, a mentor, as well as in various other capacities) with Ashoka.org and Endeavor.org.
Lam earned a BS/MS from École Centrale (Paris, France), and an MBA from the Stanford Business School. A committed meditator, Lam believes deeply in inter-spiritual dialogue and the Perennial wisdom.