Helen Koo, China Chief Representative
Helen Koo, Managing Director and China Chief Representative of Crestridge Consulting, a fully owned subsidiary of the Los Angeles based Chen & Fan Accountancy, the largest Chinese owned accounting firm in the U.S. operating since 1972. Crestridge Consulting has been providing Sino-U.S. cross border investments, mergers and acquisitions services to China listed companies since 2003. Helen relocated from Los Angeles to Shanghai in 2008 and has been in charge of the China market for Crestridge Consulting. Prior to relocating to Shanghai, Helen worked as Vice President in Los Angeles for leading financial institutions including Wells Fargo, Merrill Lynch and Coutts, the world’s oldest private bank currently under Royal Bank of Scotland. Her experiences in the U.S. financial services arena spanned over 20 years and covered the areas of commercial banking, private banking, and asset management. Helen was in particular valuable to many Chinese owned businesses in the U.S. with her bilingual and bi-culture background. Since 1986, among her clients were some of the most well-known China companies and families. Helen earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Kean University in New Jersey. She also received her MBA degree in Finance from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.