Peter Chai founded the DPI group of companies in 1979, and is now its chairman and chief executive officer. DPI's Anchor brand aerosol paint is sold in Australia. The company expanded its operations mainly through joint ventures and technology licensing. It has operations in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Pakistan, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Mr Chai has more than 30 years of experience in corporate management and held senior management positions in various listed entities in South-East Asia and Hong Kong. His expertise is in finance and funds management. Mr Chai also has excellent and in-depth knowledge, as well as strong international contacts across the Asia Pacific region. He was special assistant to the late Datuk Ahmad Jaafar, former Governor of Central Bank of Malaysia and Central Bank of Namibia.