Board of Directors
Mr. Wilbert Lai
Wilbert is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) in Ontario. He was the president of ACCE from 1999 to 2002 and co-founded the Chinese Canadian Entrepreneur Awards in 1997. Since 2002, he has remained on ACCE’s Advisory Council.
He holds an MBA from the University of Minnesota and a BCom (Hons) from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
He is currently on the Advisory Councils of Omni Television, the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, and the Support Enhance Access Service (SEAS) Centre. He is also a member of the Crosscurrents Committee of the Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library at the University of Toronto.
Previously, Wilbert was a financial controller at Wonder Bread, Continental Can Canada and Xerox Canada.
He was also previously on the Advisory Committee of the City of Toronto’s Enterprise Toronto and was a founding member of PepsiCo Canada’s Asian Advisory Council. He was a member of the Tax Practitioners Consultation Group for the Canada Revenue Agency, and he served as vice president of the Chinese Professionals Association of Canada (CPAC) and its Education Foundation.
He has taught at Centennial College and the School of Continuing Studies at the University of Toronto.
Wilbert has been a commentator and columnist on business and social issues on Omni Television and in Sing Tao Daily, Ming Pao Daily News and World Journal.