William Bown


William Bown is a principal in Heidrick & Struggles’ Hong Kong office and a member of the Financial Services Practice. He provides advice on effective leadership, performance culture, and strategic succession planning for institutional, corporate, and commercial banking clients across Asia Pacific.


Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, William was a managing director at another leading international search firm, where he worked for more than a decade. Located in Hong Kong, William focused on assignments in investment banking, corporate banking, structured finance, and capital markets and had numerous successes involving the placement of senior executives across Asia Pacific. He has extensive experience of transformational work involving the build-out of entire teams and business lines of professionals for companies looking to enter new sectors, products, and geographies across Asia Pacific and EMEA.

Before relocating to Hong Kong, William was a consultant with a London-based financial services executive search firm.


University of Plymouth, England, BSc in Political Science