Dr. William Yu is Chief Executive Officer of World Green Organisation (WGO). Dr. Yu is an energy economist and climate professional by training and completed his PhD at the University of Cambridge as well as earned an Executive MBA, Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona State University, the U.S. Additionally, Dr. Yu has gained valuable regional management experience by working at US multinationals. He is currently the Adjunct Professor of the City University of Hong Kong, and the Honorary Corporate Adjunct Professor of the Shanghai University.
Currently, Dr. Yu is the Task Force Member of The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) Business Advisory Council (EBAC) of United Nations. He sits on the sub-committee on Food Reduction Good Practices in Institutions and Commercial and Industrial Establishments, Food Wise Hong Kong Campaign under the Environment Bureau, Hong Kong SAR Government. He is also a Steering Committee Member of the SIE Funded “FOOD-CO” under St. James’ Settlement. Dr. Yu sits in the working group of Sustainability Charter, Hong Kong and Malmo, Sweden; and is a member of the expert panel on Industry Standards and Research under The Hong Kong Green Building Council. He belongs to the Air Quality Objectives Review Working Group-Energy and Power Generation Sub-group of Environmental Protection Department. Dr. Yu has served as Board of Director of Hong Kong Institute of Social Impact Analyst.
Dr. William Yu is the former Head of the Climate Programme at WWF-Hong Kong and responsible for leading both public and business engagement programmes. Dr. Yu was also a member of the support group for the climate project under the Council for Sustainable Development and the Waste Recovery Projects Vetting Sub-committee under the Environment and Conservation Fund. He writes articles for multiple newspapers on the low carbon economy, low carbon city, social innovation and energy poverty. He was a co-host for an environmental program on numerous TV and Radio Channels.