Mr William Du


    William Du is Head of Marketing and Leasing at Kadoorie Estates Limited who oversees the leasing of luxury residential and commercial properties owned by the Kadoorie family in Hong Kong. He also looks after the brand marketing, external affairs, CSR and corporate communications for the Company. William has a rich experience in real estate and deep enthusiasm in urban development, as he started his career as a management trainee, having rotated to different cities in the region in his capacity of business development and general management for Hang Lung Properties, New World Development (K11 Concepts Limited) and Swire Properties previously.

    William was Senior Manager for the Hong Kong Jockey Club. He assisted to develop, establish and maintain the Club’s relationship with China’s Central Government in Beijing, 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 was instrumental to the Club’s contribution to the Hangzhou Asian Games on the equestrian affairs.

    In his extra capacity, William serves as the Advisor to Our Hong Kong Foundation and is committed to advocating for public policy and international exchanges. He is the Member of Youth Service Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (HKFYG), and previously served as Deputy Convener of the HKFYG’s I.D.E.A.S Youth Think-tank. He is also an alum of HKFYG’s Dragon 100 Programme. William is currently the Community Champion at World Economic Forum in Greater China responsible for growing the Global Shapers Community, after he was named as a Global Shaper in 2016 and served as the Co-Chair of Global Advisory Council. He is also the Advisor to the NexGen Leadership Programme of Committee of 100, the Chinese American Leadership Organization.

    William is passionate about promoting culture and music in Hong Kong, and serves as the Secretary of the Young Patrons Committee of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra Society Ltd and the Governor and Honorary Secretary of the Hong Kong Gaudeamus Dunhuang Ensemble. He has also dedicated to bridging the connection between Hong Kong and Zhejiang, since William is the Council Member of The United Zhejiang Residents Associations (Hong Kong) Ltd and the Hong Kong Member of the Zhejiang Youth Federation and the Hong Kong Zhejiang Federation. He is Deputy Secretary-General of Hong Kong Huajing Society, Council Member of Guangzhou Foundation for International Exchange and Cooperation and Advisor to the Hangzhou Global Youth Talent Community.

    William used to serve as the Pro-bono Partnership Director of Time Auction, a renowned registered charity in Hong Kong to empower youth learning, mentorship and promote volunteerism. He 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 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.