National Leader, China Business Network, PwC Canada
Ken Su leads PwC’s Asia-Pacific Deals Initiative with particular focus on China.
Ken has been at PwC advising clients since he joined the firm in 1995. He has recently returned to the Canadian Deals and Consulting team after spending 12 years in PwC’s Shanghai and Beijing offices where he was a founder of PwC’s Outbound Investment Services group which was the first dedicated team of its kind focused on advising Chinese clients on overseas investments. He was also PwC China/Hong Kong’s Mining and Metals leader, Energy & Utilities Deals lead, as well as the North China Multinational Clients Advisory lead and is now the partner leading transactions and deals for PwC Canada’s China Business Network practice.
In the last 21 years Ken has assisted clients on over 400 transactions involving more than 75 different countries with total deal value over US$ 125 billion. Ken has particular experience advising companies regarding strategy, sourcing investment opportunities, due diligence, project management, complex financial analysis, negotiation support, closing/post-closing, divestitures, and restructuring. Ken has significant transaction experience in a number of industries including real estate, mining, energy, agriculture, food, health/wellness, manufacturing, life sciences and financial services and has led many high-profile international deals.
Ken graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Commerce and is a fully qualified CA (Canada), CPA (USA), and CFA (International). He has authored several white papers and led production of published books on investing in China and is often invited to attend speaking engagements in China and across Asia.
This panel provides insight on recent venture capital trends between Canada and China, with an emphasis on foreign direct investments and cross-border transactions. Moderator: Sarah Kutulakos