Executive Director Crisis Management & Business Continuity
Willem A. Hoekstra M MBA AFBCI BCCE started his career with ABN AMRO
bank in 1998, running Management Accounting and other COO projects. In
2001, he met with Business Continuity Management for the first time.
He has since run BCM programs for Head Office as well as Regional
environments in consecutively ABN AMRO, RBS, Societe Generale and most
recently Nomura, where he was also responsible for Corporate Security.
Willem holds an MBA, a Dutch master’s degree in Communication Science,
and a Propeadeuse degree in Economics. He has both presented and
participated at numerous conferences and seminars on BCM and related
topics, around the globe. For many years, Willem was Chair of the HK
Financial Services BCM peer group. He runs Continuity Group Asia, a
training partner of the BCI, and is Hong Kong forum leader of the BCI.
Since 2019, he is Executive Director Crisis Management & Business
Continuity for Sands China Ltd, Macau.
Sands China Ltd. (HKEx: 1928) is the leading developer, owner and
operator of multi-use integrated resorts and casinos in Macao. Macao
is the largest gaming market in the world as measured by casino gaming
revenue and is the only location in China offering legalised casino
gaming. Venetian Macau Limited, our subsidiary, holds one of six
concessions or subconcessions permitted by the Macao government to
operate casinos or gaming areas in Macao. We own The Venetian® Macao,
Sands® Macao, The Plaza™ Macao, Sands® Cotai Central, and The Parisian
Macao. We also own Cotai Expo, one of the largest convention and
exhibition halls in Asia; Macao's largest entertainment venue, the
Cotai Arena; the 1,800-seat luxury Venetian Theatre; the 1,200-seat
Parisian Theatre; the upcoming 1,700-seat Sands Cotai Theatre; and
Cotai Water Jet, one of two major high-speed ferry companies operating
between Hong Kong and Macao. Our luxury and mid-market retail malls
feature more than 850 shops with well-known retail brands. Our
combined properties feature close to 13,000 hotel rooms and
approximately 150 different restaurants and food outlets.