William W. Flanz is a Senior Advisor in the BPEA EQT team. William worked for BPEA from 2003 until 2022, when the company joined forces with EQT and was renamed BPEA EQT.
Prior to joining BPEA, William worked as Chief Executive Officer of Sterling Enterprises Limited, a large Hong Kong based family investment office. William began his career with Chase Manhattan Bank N. A., where he served as Country Manager for Japan, Area Director for the Middle East and North Africa, and was later appointed Area Director, responsible for all of Chase’s activities in Asia Pacific. William was a founding partner of the private equity firm, Prudential Asia Investments Limited, and subsequently was a member of the Management Committee of London-based private equity firm, Investcorp International Limited. William then served as Chairman and CEO of Gucci Group, N.V., prior to returning to Hong Kong from Italy in 1996, following Gucci’s turnaround and successful IPO. William also served as Chairman of the Investment Advisory Committee for the pension fund of Supervalu, the large Minneapolis based supermarket group from 2005 through 2013. William serves as Senior Advisor and Chairman of the Investment Committee of Fung Investment Management Ltd, responsible for managing the private assets of a leading Hong Kong family.
William graduated from New York University with a B.A. in Economics and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.