William Fung is group chairman of Li & Fung, a Hong Kong-based multinational group of export and retailing companies. The company, founded by Fung's grandfather in 1906, is a world leader in consumer goods design, development, sourcing and distribution. It manages the supply chain for retailers and brands worldwide with more than 300 offices and distribution centers in some 40 countries.
Fung earned a BSE in electrical engineering from Princeton in 1970 and an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business in 1972, and then began his career at the family firm. Drawing from his education and business acumen, he co-wrote "Competing in a Flat World: Building Enterprises for a Borderless World" (Wharton School Publishing, 2007).
Fung joined Princeton's Board of Trustees in 2009, and over many years has been a generous supporter of Princeton's groundbreaking financial aid program. As part of the University's Aspire campaign, which concluded in 2012, he made a $10 million gift to support both the Princeton-Fung Global Forum and the Fung Global Fellows Program.
Speaking April 9 in Paris at the 2014 Princeton-Fung Global Forum, alumnus and former trustee William Fung describes the impact his Princeton University education had on his life and how he hopes the forum will broaden the University’s engagement in the global community.