Managing Director, South East Asia
Chai help tech companies grow in new markets. Currently, he is responsible for growing Carousell internationally.
Previously, Chai was the first hire for Airbnb SE-Asia where he helped grow the Airbnb business in Asia. Initially as GM for SE-Asia then later covering India and he was also responsible for host operations across APAC.
Prior to that, he was a junior partner at McKinsey & Company, advising top telecoms and technology companies in Asia. He helped companies with corporate strategy, marketing and operations.
He hold an MBA from INSEAD and a Bachelor of Computer Engineering from the National University of Singapore.
Airbnb is an online marketplace that enables people to list, find, then rent vacation homes for a processing fee. It has over 1,500,000 listings in 34,000 cities and 191 countries. Founded in August 2008 and headquartered in San Francisco, California, the company is privately owned and operated.
In 2016, Airbnb has its nineteen offices in Amsterdam (Netherlands), Barcelona (Spain), Berlin (Germany), Beijing (China), Copenhagen (Denmark), Dublin (Ireland), London (UK), Miami (Florida, USA), Milan (Italy), Moscow (Russia), New Delhi (India), Paris (France), Portland (Oregon, USA), San Francisco (California, USA), São Paulo (Brazil), Seoul (South Korea), Singapore, Sydney (Australia), Tokyo (Japan), and Toronto (Canada).