Joanna Lau

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Lau Technologies

Joanna Lau

Director, Trustee, CEO and Entrepreneur with broad strategic, operation and technology experiences in corporate, private and public boards. Founder and CEO of Lau Technologies, a technology development company, now a provider of debt and equity financing and consulting services to various industries.

For over a decade, Lau Technologies’ Defense division delivered state of the art products to the US Army and Air Force, the division was sold to Curtiss-Wright Corporation, a NYSE company. Lau Technologies was the first to introduce facial recognition technology into the driver's license and secure document markets. The division went public as Viisage Technology Inc, and later merged into L1 Identity and Security Systems, now a division of BAE of the UK.

Ms. Lau also serves on various non-profit boards. She is a member of the Board of Director of Nellie Mae Education Foundation, New England’s largest philanthropic organization dedicated exclusively to education. She is a member of the Board of Director of JFK Library Foundation and a member of the Board of the National Defense Industrial Association.Joanna is a Director of DSW, a leading multi-channel retailer of branded footwear and accessories. She chairs DSW’s technology committee and is a member of its audit committee. Joanna' previous public board experiences included InfoSoft, FSI International, Boston Federal Bank and TD Bank.

M.s Lau was appointed by the United Kingdom as Chair of the British Marshall Scholarship Committee of New England.