Chau Nguyen


Chau Nguyen, Senior Design Director | LUNAR / McKinsey & Co

Chau co-leads the new LUNAR industrial design studio in Singapore, serving McKinsey clients across Asia.  He has over 20 years of experience in leading design teams and delivering product development strategies and execution for clients of all sizes from start-ups to global brands.

Chau has broad technical expertise in developing products in consumer electronics, complex electro-mechanical equipment and a particular focus in medical devices and scientific instruments.  Coupled with this, he has spent the last 10 years managing the design business of the Melbourne studio of Design + Industry, the largest industrial design agency in Australia.  During his tenure, he grew the medical device development programs to become the dominant part of the business, while expanding team capabilities into areas of design research, turn-key product engineering, and Asian manufacturing implementation.
Chau practices holistic system approaches to solving product challenges in meaningful ways.  In joining McKinsey and building the LUNAR team in Singapore, he is practicing a long held desire to deliver impactful design solutions in Asia for Asia.

Born in Vietnam, Chau lived in Australia for more than 30 years. He graduated with a Degree in Industrial Design at RMIT University, Melbourne. He has a wife and two daughters and a diagnosed weakness for electronic gadgetry.