Helen Hong Zhou is a strong advocate for trade, investment and cultural exchange between Canada and Asian Pacific countries. She has international work experience in business, government and academic institution such as Ernst Young Canada Ltd and the Canadian Embassy in China.
Helen is currently employed with the non-profit organization, HQ Vancouver, attracting international companies to set up their North American headquarters in BC. As Business Development Manager, Helen helps clients mainly from China and Korea to expand their international business through BC’s headquarter function. Her clients include multinationals in forestry, advanced manufacturing and life science industries. Helen aspires to contribute her business knowledge, international experience and passion to promote metro Vancouver region in the national and international stage and to act as a bridge between Canada and Asian Pacific countries.
Helen always enjoys giving back to society. She enthusiastically promotes diversity and encourages immigrants’ adaption to Canadian society. She previously served on the Canadian Citizenship Committee and currently, she is a board member for Laurier Institution, promoting diversity through signature CBC Idea podcasts and DiverseCity onBoard program.
Born in Shanghai, China’s financial hub, and raised in a family with its own business, Helen possesses strong business acumen and a vision of success. She graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA).