Irene Chu

Irene Chu

Head of New Economy / Head of Life Sciences / Head of Technology, Hong Kong

KPMG in China

Irene is a partner of KPMG China in the audit practice and heads up the New Economy sector as well as Life Sciences industries for the Hong Kong Region. She started her career with KPMG in Toronto, Canada and has been working in Hong Kong for over 15 years. Irene works with multinational and Chinese companies in technology, consumer markets, healthcare and also entrepreneurs and emerging companies in a variety of industries including life sciences, robotics and e-commerce.

Irene is active in Hong Kong’s startup community and connected with KPMG Global Enterprise Practice which focuses on serving fast growing private businesses and entrepreneurs. Irene and her team regularly collaborates with government agencies, startups incubators, investors, universities and corporates to support Hong Kong’s innovation agenda and entrepreneurial ecosystem.


Areas of expertise

Advisory    Audit    Capital Markets    IPO    Life Sciences    Media    Startup    Technology    Telecommunications

Areas of expertise
Advisory Audit Media Technology Telecommunications
Education and qualifications
  • B.Comm. University of Toronto

  • CPA Canada

  • Fellow of HKICPA

  • Fellow of HKIoD

Community involvement
  • Chair of the Finance Committee, Member of the Executive Council and Trustee of the World Wide Fund for Nature Hong Kong

  • Director of the Applied Research Council, Innovation and Technology Commission, The Government of Hong Kong SAR

  • Member of the Assessment Panel for the Enterprise Support Scheme, Innovation and Technology Commission, The Government of Hong Kong SAR

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