Name: Fion Yau

Job title: Head of Research

Company: HamptonTCI Limited

Industry: Executive Search and Private Equity Advisory

AmCham member since: May 2017

Where is home for you?

I was born in a town famous for hot springs; it’s about a 2-hour drive from Sanya in tropical Hainan. I moved to Hong Kong with my family when I was a kid.

Favourite thing to do in Hong Kong?

Hiking, BBQ, bowling and coffee tasting.

What is something people would be surprised to learn about you?

That I can make Korean red ginseng kimchi and Cantonese puff pastry egg tarts.

If I wasnt a business leader, I would be

A playgroup teacher.

What was your first ever job?

I was an external auditor at Deloitte Hong Kong.

Favourite piece of advice (work-related or otherwise)?

Hire for personality and attitude, then train for skill.

Outside the office, what can we find you doing?

Participating in cooking classes.

Name something on your bucket list.

Parachute jumping.

What attracted you to AmCham?

The Events and Leadership Forum.

Which AmCham event are we likely to find you at next?

Securing Boards buy-in for Digital Transformation and Next Gen AI.