Eugene Y. Lao – Alumni Diversity Award
EUGENE Y. LAO (’91)
General Counsel, Reltio
Eugene Y. Lao earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, Global Studies, and East Asian Studies from Carolina, and a Juris Doctor and Master of Laws degree in International and Comparative Legal Studies from Duke University School of Law. He began his legal career as an associate with the Hong Kong office of Hunton & Williams, where he worked in the Project Development and Finance team. He then went on to in-house roles as Asia-Pacific Regional General Counsel at Yahoo! and subsequently Deputy General Counsel at Zynga, Ten-X (fka Auction.com) and DocuSign, respectively. Eugene currently serves as the General Counsel for Reltio, Inc..
While at Carolina, Eugene was one of the founders of the Asian Students Association and was the recipient of the Chancellor’s International Leadership Award. He was also a member of the UNC Honor Court and the Order of the Grail-Valkyries.
Eugene is a Life Member of the General Alumni Association, and previously served on the UNC Global Advisory Board. He lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area.