Board of Trustees: Danny Lay

Hong Kong, China
Drury Class of 1979
Year of Election as Trustee: 2014

Danny received his MBA from Drury in 1979, after 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, he also taught as lecturer at the Breech School at Drury. He joined Emerson in St. Louis in 1986, had since held numerous positions to grow 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, Asia Pacific Business Leader for Emerson’s Commercial and Residential Group, as well as 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 Alliance Industries Ltd., and Hong Kong listed company Golden Eagle Retail Group as independent directors.

Danny and his wife Anney live in Hong Kong. Both of their daughters Annette and Danielle reside in the U.S.