Management Trainees' Sharing 

Carmen Law


Head of Marketing Operation (HK) & CRM, Customer Franchise Department

Management Trainee Program 2006 Intake
Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University, USA

"Hang Lung Management Trainee Program offers me excellent exposure in business operations and develops my leadership to be the successor of an entrepreneur. All these exposures equip me to be an all-round leader and result in an accelerated career path."

I joined Hang Lung Properties a decade ago. Many people are curious about my loyalty – something uncommon for my generation. A healthy continuity with exposure to a variety of roles allows me to assimilate knowledge and gain a holistic view of the industry. This is made possible thanks to Hang Lung’s Management Trainee Program.

My journey started at Investor Relations Department. I gained a macro perspective of the property market through interactions with investors and market research. I was fortunate enough to participate in conferences and overseas roadshows with Senior Management, and met with institutional investors from around the world.

Understanding the market is a good start, but I didn’t stop there. I yearned to join the frontline in Mainland China, and experience the excitement of the flourishing market first-hand. With the support from the Program, I joined Project Construction Department and took part in building Riverside 66, a world-class mall in Tianjin. Switching from the number-crunching world to a vastly technical environment was not a walk in the park. Despite the challenges, things I learned through collaboration with contractors, consultants and internal departments, liaison with the government and overall project management were profoundly rewarding. I witnessed the site evolving from a gigantic hole to a majestic, glittery piece of art – that sense of achievement was beyond description.

Upon the successful opening of Riverside 66, I was ready for another challenge. Through the Program, I made another drastic switch into Property Sales Department. Working closely with Senior Management, I am responsible for sales and marketing of a Hong Kong residential development. My knowledge in construction enforces my belief in building design and quality, while my Investor Relations exposure helps me strategize sales launches that align with the company’s long-term vision.

If you have a passion for the property industry, and are keen to explore a broad spectrum of functions, Hang Lung’s Management Trainee Program is your right choice!

Nicholas Poon


General Manager, Mainland Business Operation

Management Trainee Program 2010 Intake

Bachelor of Arts in Humanities from Brown University, USA

"Hang Lung is a growing company that offers abundant opportunities for driven and talented people. The Management Trainee Program is a testament to the company’s investment in future leaders, and it also lays the foundation for my career growth."

As a Management Trainee, I worked in core business units and support functions in Hong Kong and Mainland China projects. Each department attachment gave me insights about the property industry and Hang Lung’s own culture. Through the attachments, I also worked with senior executives and learned how the company worked together as a team.

After the Program, I joined Leasing and Management and worked in the Business Planning team. I worked with business analysts and supported management teams to implement business strategies. Afterwards I worked in Tianjin for Riverside 66’s Service Delivery team, and I am proud to take part in the grand opening preparations last year. Working in Mainland China projects has been a tremendous experience that I will forever cherish.