Our Team

Mary Lai

Mary Lai

VP, Strategic Marketing, South East Asia

Mary brings over 15 years of experience in brand management, marketing, program development & management, and student recruitment in the consumer products, K-12, and higher education sectors.

Before joining Cintana Education, Mary was part of the GEMS Education founding team in Malaysia, responsible for the marketing and student recruitment both in local and international markets. She also served as the AVP Marketing role with INTI Education Group Malaysia (part of the Laureate International Universities network). During her tenure with INTI, Mary successfully drove the brand repositioning exercise for a group of universities and colleges, while also launching and growing new programs and university partnerships from the United States, the United Kingdom and

Australia. Mary’s role also included directing marketing programs leading to international student recruitment growth.

Prior to joining the education industry, Mary was a marketing manager for the Häagen-Dazs brand under General Mills Malaysia.

Mary earned her MBA from the University of South Australia, and her Bachelor’s in Marketing and International Business from the University of Queensland in Australia.