Irene Chu

Head of New Economy / Head of Life Sciences, Hong Kong / ESG Advisory

KPMG in China

Irene is a Partner of KPMG China with over 20 years of experience in providing audit and IPO services. Irene is the Head of New Economy and Life Sciences sectors. She has worked with a variety of industries including technology, consumer markets, healthcare, life sciences, robotics and ecommerce. Since 2014, Irene has been supportive of Hong Kong’s start-up community and collaborates with government agencies, universities and corporates to support the development of Hong Kong’s innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Besides audit, Irene is passionate about sustainability and has completed a number of executive programs in corporate sustainability, sustainable finance, sustainable supply chain and impact investing.  Since 2019, Irene has participated in different sustainability advisory projects and currently leads the ESG reporting team in Hong Kong to support clients on ESG reporting and assurance and decarbonization journey.

Irene serves on the boards or committees of several NGOs and government/statutory bodies in Hong Kong including WWF Hong Kong, Innovation and Technology Commission’s Innovation and Technology Venture Fund Advisory Committee, the Estate Agents Authority and the Financial Review Panel of the Accounting and Financial Reporting Council.

  • Advisory
  • Audit
  • Capital Markets
  • Financial Services
  • IPO
  • Life Sciences
  • Media
  • Securities
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • B.Comm. University of Toronto

  • CPA Canada

  • Fellow of HKICPA

  • 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

  • Member of the Financial Review Panel, Accounting and Financial Reporting Council, Hong Kong SAR

  • Director, Estate Agents Authority, The Government of Hong Kong SAR