Datuk Dr. Dominic Lau Hoe Chai Profile

Datuk Dr. Dominic Lau Hoe Chai (Simplified Chinese : 刘华才) was born on September 18, 1967 in Penang, is currently the National President of political party Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia (Gerakan). He partake in the political arena, joining Gerakan in 25th April 2005 showing much enthusiasm and passion. Due to his commitment in helping the communities and active participation in political debates and forums, he rose to be the Secretary General of Gerakan National Youth in 2008. He demonstrated great leadership skills and in 2013 he was appointed as the Vice President.

Datuk Dr. Dominic Lau is a certified Blue Ocean Strategy practitioner and the Associate Professor and Director of Applied Research Centre of UCSI University. Prior to joining UCSI, he was the Associate Professor of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and headed the International Leadership Development Program (ILDP). His passion and interest in knowledge development has earned him an Associate Professor position in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia as well as assuming the role of a lecturer and academic supervisor for Warwick University, UK Master Programme students. Dr. Dominic Lau also has been appointed as an external examiner for UTM PhD student and Southern College for BBA programme. In addition, Dr. Dominic Lau has supervised 9 PhD students, 37 Master students and 9 Blue Ocean Strategy qualifying practitioners.

Apart from getting involved in the education industry, Dr. Dominic Lau has also actively conducted various seminars and talks, presenting papers and invited as guest speaker for events held nationally and internationally in China, Taiwan, Brunei, Indonesia, Singapore, etc.

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION
Datuk Dr. Dominic Lau studied in Phor Tay Primary School, Heng Ee Secondary School and completed his Form 6 in Sek. Abdullah Munshi. He was an active athlete having been a national swimmer and represented Penang from 1982 to 1987. He was the Champion of the cross channel open competition in 1986.

He graduated from Campbell University in 1991 with a degree in Applied Science majoring in Chemistry, further pursuing his MSc in Engineering Business Management from University of Warwick in 1998. He obtained his PhD from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in 2002 in Engineering Business Management.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION
Dr. Dominic Lau is a practitioner in the field of quality management system and business management. He is formerly an IATCA registered Lead Assessor (IRCA, QSA & MRCA). He is the founder of SQC Consulting Group, a leading consulting firm in Malaysia since June 1995 and currently acting as a Technical Advisor. Under the stewardship of Dr. Dominic Lau, SQC has developed its reputation for its professional services through a comprehensive network of offices in Penang, Johor, Ipoh, East Malaysia, Klang Valley.

As a specialist in consultation and training of Quality industry, he has assisted numerous companies achieve business excellence by embracing the use of the state-of-the-art technical and management improvement systems and principles.

By virtue of his qualification and experience in the field of quality management system and business management, Dr. Dominic Lau was appointed by the Japan Register of Certificated Auditors (JRCA) to help the Japanese Auditors in Malaysia verify their competence in the Auditing System. He is also a registered consultant of the Department of Standard Malaysia and a registered chemist of Institute Kimia Malaysia (IKM) for his sought after skill and expertise in Business Performance Improvement, Total Customer Satisfaction, Total Quality Management, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 22000, HACCP, GMP, ISO/TS 16949, ISO/IEC 17025, ISO 13485, ISO 15189, Process Reengineering, Change Management and Strategic Planning and Blue Ocean Strategy.

In addition, Dr. Dominic Lau was conferred with Certificate of Appreciation from Department of Standards Malaysia for his contribution and effort in promoting the adoption of Standard and Accreditation to Malaysian’s industrialists through mass media.

AWARDS / ACHIEVEMENTS
Dr. Dominic Lau was also awarded as Honouree for The Outstanding Young Malaysian Award in year 2002 for the category of Personal Development and Accomplishment and also conferred as Penang Top 10 Outstanding Chinese Youth Award in year 2004. For his intellectual contribution, he was conferred by the Junior Chamber International Association with JCI Senatorship 2006 – Life membership status.

BOOK PUBLICATION / PUBLISHED ARTICLES
In recognition of his credentials, Dr. Dominic Lau is a sought after speaker and participates actively in various national and international conferences. He is also active in research publications and has written numerous papers in academic journals. He has written six (6) books, four of which were in the areas of strategic management, entrepreneurship, and quality assurance.

He released his publication of “Blue Ocean Strategy” on 15 successful cases of the application of Blue Ocean Strategy in the Malaysian context and also published a book in regards to Blue Ocean Strategy in politics in 2012.

POSITIONS IN LOCAL ASSOCIATIONS
On his own capacity, he is often sought after for his leadership and advisory roles in local assocations. These include as President of Persatuan Persijilan Sistem Pengurusan Bagi Persatuan Cina Malaysia, Board Member of The Selangor and Kuala Lumpur Teo Chew Association, Youth Chief of The Selangor and Kuala Lumpur Teo Chew Association Youth Section, Advisor of The Selangor and Kuala Lumpur Teo Chew Association Youth Section, Advisor of The Malaysian Societies Executive Secretary Association, Advisor of Junior Chamber Kuala Lumpur Mandarin (JCKLM) as well as President of Persatuan Alumni BATC-WMG Network, Kuala Lumpur.

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