NEW YORK--()--Sandy Chu, 42, has joined Grant Thornton LLP as a partner and national leader of the firm’s recently launched China Business Group (CBG), based in New York.
“Sandy brings to Grant Thornton deep technical and practical experience and knowledge of international business issues”
The CBG is a collaborative initiative between the US and China member firms of Grant Thornton International, offering services to US-based clients with Chinese activities and operations. These services include market entry solutions, restructuring, business advisory, China tax planning, merger & acquisition assistance, transfer pricing, expatriate planning, project management and global audit coordination. The group will also have a future focus on growing Chinese-based companies with investment into the United States. Chu will lead a team of specialized subject matter experts from China and current and former US secondees to China, all with in-depth knowledge of the country’s regulations, business and practice.
“Sandy brings to Grant Thornton deep technical and practical experience and knowledge of international business issues,” said Jason Ramey, national managing partner of International Client Services at Grant Thornton LLP. “Her addition and the formation of the CBG reinforce the firm’s commitment to the region as well as our strategy of serving clients with activities and operations in high growth markets.”
Chu has nearly 20 years of technical and practical experience advising multinational clients on numerous China tax and business issues, including cross-border transactions, tax planning opportunities and market entry investment strategies.
Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Chu led the Greater China Desk at Ernst & Young LLP, where she was responsible for advising companies on a variety of business related issues throughout mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan & Macao. These include corporate tax, individual income tax, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, investment and other general business matters. Previously, she served as a senior manager in the China Tax and Business Advisory Services practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Chu is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in the United Kingdom and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She received a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from the University of North London.
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