David Hui is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ Hong Kong office and the regional managing partner of the Industrial Practice for Asia Pacific and the Middle East. He also leads the CEO & Board of Directors Practice in Hong Kong.


David has more than 20 years of experience in executive search and consulting globally and across the APAC region, specializing in senior-level search, consulting and assessment in the industrial and financial services sectors. He has advised major financial services companies and leading corporates and family businesses in the region on many areas related to recruitment, talent, succession, and organizational development.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, David founded and ran a regional boutique leadership advisory firm. Before that, he served as the Asia Pacific head of the financial services practice for another top international search firm, leading a team of more than 40 consultants. Early in his career, David worked as a banking and finance lawyer at Allen & Overy and Baker McKenzie.


University of Leeds, LLB with joint honors, in Law and Chinese Studies

University of London, LLM

Kellogg-HKUST Executive MBA Program in Hong Kong, MBA

Philanthropy and Service

David is an INED on the board of Hong Kong-listed Kerry Properties Limited (Stock Code 683). Born in Hong Kong, he is proficient in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.  He is qualified to practice as a solicitor in England, Wales and Hong Kong.