David Pierce (Chair),
Managing Director and Head of Asia, HQ Capital
David Pierce is Managing Director & Head of Asia for HQ Capital, a leading independent alternative investment manager that currently has more than US$12 billion in assets under management in private equity and real estate. Based in HQ Capital’s Hong Kong offices, David serves on the firm’s global private equity investment committee.
David has lived and worked in Asia since the mid-1980s, based at various times in Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, Taipei and Tokyo, and has been involved in Asian private equity investing since 1995. Active in industry bodies, he is currently chair of the Asia Council of the EMPEA and a currently a member of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s Financial Services Advisory Committee. David was chair of the Hong Kong Venture Capital & Private Equity Association from 2011-2013 and continues to serve the Association as a Board Member. David holds an LLM from the London School of Economics, a JD cum laude from the Harvard Law School and a bachelor's degree summa cum laude from Dartmouth College.