"Destinations are only part of the journey and the journey is the destination" –Pinky Lai, Former Chief Designer, Porsche A.G.
Pinky Lai Ping was a neighborhood kid born and raised in Quarry Bay, Hong Kong. After industrial design schooling under scholarship in Europe, Pinky landed his first job in the automobile industry through a design competition in the early 1980’s. In 1989, he arrived at Porsche where he eventually rose through the ranks and became the world’s top performance car company’s Chief Designer. Pinky is credited with designing the car that helped transform the fortunes of Porsche — Boxster 987. He will share with Columbia alumni his insight on designing Porsches for 26 years, and everything in between about the automobile industry and its future. Pinky has just retired from Porsche this year, and is now an independent consultant to Porsches, as well as to a handful of other automobile manufacturers including a number of Chinese companies. It will be a great learning opportunity for those who love cars and those who are interested in the development of the automobile industry. PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE: $200 for Member / $250 for Non-member