Board of Trustees: Danny Lay

Danny LayHong Kong, China

Drury Class of 1979
Year of Election as Trustee: 2014

Danny received his MBA from Drury in 1979, after receiving his bachelor’s degree in Physics from Chungyuan University in Taiwan. His earlier career including Mark Twain Bancshares in St. Louis and the Missouri State Government as Governor Kit Bond’s Special Assistant for Economic Development. Danny also served as lecturer at Drury's Breech School of Business. He joined Emerson in St. Louis in 1986, had since held numerous positions growing Emerson’s business in Asia, including General Manager for Emerson Taiwan, Regional Zone Manager for Southeast Asia, President for Emerson Greater China region, Asia Pacific Vice President for Ridge Tools and Asia Pacific Business Leader for Emerson’s Commercial and Residential Group. He has also held many internal board positions within Emerson’s Asia Pacific portfolio in China, Japan, Australia and Southeast Asia. Currently, Danny is the Vice President for business development and operations in Southeast Asia.

He is on the board of Taiwan listed company Allied Industrial Corp., Ltd., and Hong Kong listed company Golden Eagle Retail Group as independent directors.

Danny and his wife Anney live in Hong Kong. Their daughters, Annette and Danielle, reside in the U.S.