Stephen Lai is the founding President of Aston University Alumni Hong Kong. He is the Managing Director of Rider Levett Bucknall overseeing China, Hong Kong, Korea and Oman offices. A highly regarded quantity surveying and project management expert, he has 30 years of extensive knowledge and experience of various projects in Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Korea, Taiwan and the Middle East. He is the immediate past President of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors, a Board Member of the Construction Industry Council, a Member of the Infrastructure Development Advisory Committee of Hong Kong Trade Development Council, and a Member of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) of Xuhui District, Shanghai. Mr Lai is a sought-after conference speaker for quantity surveying and construction across the region.