Mr William Du


    William Du is Head of Leasing at Kadoorie Estates Limited who oversees the luxury residential and commercial properties owned by the Kadoorie family in Hong Kong. He started his real estate career as a management trainee, having rotated to different cities in Greater China region for execution of business strategies, business development and general management. He has respectively worked for Hang Lung Properties, New World Development (K11 Concepts Limited) and Swire Properties. As passionate for urban planning and sustainability, he’s part of the GBA Committee of the Urban Land Institute Hong Kong.

    William was Senior Manager, Mainland Affairs for the Hong Kong Jockey Club. He assisted to develop, establish and maintain the Club’s relationship with the Central Government, while fully supporting to the business development in Greater Bay Area including the collaboration with the key strategic partners Guangzhou Municipal Government and Hong Kong SAR Government. William is a Council Member of the Guangzhou Foundation for International Exchange and Cooperation, founded by the Guangzhou Municipal Government.

    In his extra capacity, William serves as the Partnership Director of Time Auction, a renowned registered charity in Hong Kong to empower youth learning, mentorship and promote volunteerism. He is the Advisor to the Our Hong Kong Foundation and committed to advocacy of public policy. William is the Member of Youth Service Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (HKFYG) as well as the Deputy Convener of the Youth Think-tank I.D.E.A.S of HKFYG. He serves as the Chapter Secretary-General of the Hong Kong Hua Jing Society. William is the Community Champion for World Economic Forum in Greater China responsible for growing the Global Shapers Community, after he was named as a Global Shaper in 2016. William was selected as the Voice of Future in 2011 by Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and has ever since served the APEC China Business Council and APEC Asia Pacific Financial Forum. William is the Member of Young Patrons Committee of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra Society Ltd. He is also Advisor to the Committee of 100 for NexGen Leadership Programme and the Alumni Ambassador of Clinton Global Initiative.

    William obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University with First-Class Honors and a Master of Laws from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He attended a Senior Executive Education program in Tsinghua University and also visited Harvard University, Stanford University, York University in Toronto for exchange scholar programs.