Datuk Lai Voon Hon joined Ireka in 1994 as the Group General Manager and was appointed as the Group Managing Director of Ireka on 1 April 2015. He is also a Director of several subsidiaries within Ireka Group and an independent director of a public listed company in Vietnam, Nam Long Investment Corporation.
Graduated from University College London and Ashridge Management College with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) Degree in Architecture in 1987 and Post-graduate Diploma in Architecture (Dip-Arch) in 1989; and a Master in Business Administration (“MBA”) (Distinction) degree in 1993 respectively, he has practiced in London, Hong Kong and Malaysia prior to joining Ireka. He is a registered Professional Architect with the Board of Architects, Malaysia.
He is currently the Chapter Chair of the YPO Gold Malaysia, Member of the Board of Trustees for the Malaysian AIDS Foundation; as well as a National Committee Member for the International Federation of Real Estate (FIABCI) Malaysia.
He was the Past Council Member of the Master Builder Malaysia, Industrialised Building System Steering Committee Member of the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB); as well as past President of the Entrepreneurs’ Organisation Malaysia.
He is a major shareholder of Ireka, through his interest in Ideal Land Holdings Sdn Bhd. He is the son of Datuk Lai Siew Wah.