Senior Director & Head of Asia-Pacific Industrial Ratings
Kalai Pillay joined Fitch Ratings in Singapore in 2005 as Senior Director in the Asia-Pacific corporates group. He is the regional head of industrials, consumer products, property, and transportation ratings.
Prior to joining Fitch, Kalai was vice president in the credit portfolio management unit of ABN AMRO Bank in Singapore, where he was responsible for analyzing credits of the bank’s largest corporate clients in Asia. Previously, he was engagement manager in the corporate finance and strategy practice of management consultants, McKinsey & Company, based in Hong Kong and Singapore, having an Asia-wide coverage. Kalai began his career in financial services in Rating Agency Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, where he was the lead analyst for several large Malaysian conglomerates. He has worked in Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Malaysia, and the United States.
Kalai graduated summa cum laude with a BA in economics and anthropology from Brandeis University, Massachusetts. He also holds an MBA in finance and accounting from New York University.