Helen Hong Zhou, CPA, CA is a strong advocate for trade and investment and cultural exchange between Canada and Asian Pacific countries with over eight years of international work experience in different business and government organizations and institutions, including Ernst & Young and the Canadian Embassy (2003-2004). Born in China’s financial hub, Shanghai, and raised in a family business, she earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of British Columbia.
Since she immigrated to Canada in 2004, she quickly embraced Canadian values by doing volunteer work at school and in the community. She was recognized through various awards and represented British Columbia to attend the national caucus meeting in Ottawa. After becoming a Canadian citizen in 2009, she felt even more compelled to give back to society by promoting diversity and supporting immigrants’ participation in mainstream society. In this regard, she serves as a member of the Institute of Canadian Citizenship. After obtaining her Chartered Accountant designation in early 2016, she joined a non-profit organization, Headquarters Vancouver, as Business Development Manager.
She aspires to contribute her business knowledge, international experience and passion to promote British Columbia on the international stage and contribute to building bridges between Canada and Asia-Pacific countries.