Lay Chin Wan took up the role of Chief Financial Officer for IBM New Zealand in February 2010. Prior to this, she was the General Business Finance Leader for IBM's Growth Markets Unit. Lay Chin joined IBM in 1987 after completing her studies and has held a number of senior finance roles at both a local and Asia Pacific level and has worked across a variety of business units.
She graduated from Victoria University with a degree in Political Science majoring in Public Administration. She also completed a Masters in Business Administration at Massey University in 2003 while working full time for IBM.
Lay Chin is an avid sports fan and loves watching cricket and rugby. She lives in Wellington with her husband and cat, Barbie.