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Qian Hou (Karen) is the Chief Executive Officer of ICBC New Zealand. She has been working in ICBC Group, the largest bank in the world, for over 29 years. Qian is an experienced banking senior executive with a proven record in leadership, governance, strategy development with comprehensive international insight. She is also an expert in banking businesses such as Credit Operation, Guarantee Business and International Finance.


Before coming to New Zealand, Qian was the director for multiple ICBC overseas institutions which include ICBC Europe, ICBC Standard Bank Plc, ICBC Indonesia, ICBC Brazil, and ICBC Peru.

Prior to this she acted as a DGM in ICBC Seoul Branch for 5 years and held positions in IT, HR and International Banking Department of ICBC Head Office for 17 years. Qian has a master degree of Economics, majoring in Currencies and Banking from Renmin University of China.


Having an experience of over 29 years, Qian has facilitated and contributed in many Infrastructure Projects. ICBC (NZ) Limited helps in bridging New Zealand and China by providing financial service for bilateral trade and investment.

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