Deputy Chair, BEL Hong Kong Ambassador Council
Business Leader and Ex-Banking Executive
MBA '82


Lawrence has been at the forefront of Asia’s financial industry for over 35 years since the industry's nascent development in the early 1980s.  

He was the APAC CEO for 16 years with the securities services business of BNP Paribas and Northern Trust respectively, and took the start-up platforms of the two banks off the ground to become a market leader in the region. In his last capacity as chief executive, he provided leadership to over 2,000 staff in 7 countries and 9 offices.

He is a recognised thought-leader in the financial services industry, and has lived and worked in Hong Kong and Singapore for most part of his professional career.

He was presented Life-time Achievement Award by Asia Asset Management in 2016, and has published a book "Asia's Financial Industry 1986-2016" in the UK as well as a Chinese version in Mainland China. 

He has also been active in mentoring young professionals and business start-ups, and supporting philanthropist causes.

Mr Au is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese. He has a passion for wine, art, reading and writing.