William Yau
William Yau

Will Yau

Senior Director, Regional Practice Head
Financial & Professional Services

William double-hats at the head of RGF Executive’s Financial and Professional Services team, and also leads the Asset Management, Banking and Global Markets Practice for RGF across Asia. 

The professional services team covers clients at strategy and operational consulting roles in Japan with a strong track record in supporting for hiring at Partner level, new practice, and team buildouts. As a firm, we cover clients in all sectors of specializations including Healthcare, Financial Institutions, Automotive & Industry, Energy & Infra, TMT, Consumer, General industry and Public Sector. We also support across product verticals from operational and strategic consulting to pre-post M&A advisory and integration, transactional due diligence and risk. 

William started his executive search career in 2006 in Tokyo, focusing on front office positions within public and private equity markets. He quickly built a reputation as being a lead recruitment professional supporting Private Equity and Hedge Funds for hiring Asian market investment professionals globally, as well as supporting consulting clients for hiring at executive level within the Financial Services Practice. 

Prior to his career in executive search he was a brand manager for Procter & Gamble in London. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh with both Bachelors and Masters of International Business.


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