Karen Qian Hou
Ms Hou graduated from People’s University with Master Degree of Economics, Majoring in Currencies and Banking. She has been working in ICBC Group for over 28 years, and she is an experienced banking senior executive with proven record in leadership, governance, strategy development with comprehensive international insight. She is an expert in the banking business such as Credit Operation, Guarantee Business & International Finance.
In the first 7 years working in ICBC Head Office, she has been working in IT Department and HR Department. Then she transferred to International Banking Department and became an expert on FX trading, credit assessment and overseas institution management over 10 years.
She has over 5 years of experience working as DGM in ICBC Seoul Branch, and years of experience working as director for many ICBC oversea institutions, for example: ICBC Europe, ICBC Standard Bank Plc, ICBC IndonesiaI, CBC Brazil, ICBC Peru,.
From April 2015, Ms Hou was appointed as General Manager and Executive Director of ICBC New Zealand.