MCBA Board of Directors (2018-2020) Profile
She has been Co-chair of the Confederation of Greater Toronto Chinese Business Association- China Trade Mission for three consecutive terms in 2010, 2012 and 2015.
With her business development and training background, Winnie is also actively involved in supporting business start-ups, youth and enterprise development. She has been a qualified business mentor to the Futurpreneur helping Canada’s young start-up entrepreneurs for over 10 years. Winnie is also a Board member of Heritage Mississauga.
He has been the co-chair of the Community Crime Awareness Day and has been in charge of the Annual Business and Community Directory for years.
He was one of the team leaders of the China Trade Mission 2010 and 2012. Mayors from GTA joined the Mission, including Mayor Hazel McCallion (Mississauga), Mayor Frank Scarpitti (Markham), Mayor Rob Burton (Oakville), Mayor Dave Barrow (Richmond Hill), Mayor Jeff Lehman (Barrie) and Mayor Susan Fennell (Brampton).
He started his career at Price Waterhouse in Hong Kong and has 35 years’ experience in taxation, auditing, financial and management accounting. He was the Director of Accounting and Accounting Manager of various Fortune 500 Companies in Hong Kong and Canada. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant in Canada and with his own practice in Mississauga since 1994.
Immediate Past President
Lilian joined MCBA in 1998 and has been the President of the Mississauga Chinese Business Association (MCBA) for two terms (2012-2014) & (2014-2016) as well she is the President of the Hamilton Chinese Business Association.
She has over 25 years of experience in the human resources field, specializes in providing high impact training, coaching and performance enhancement services to organizations, individuals and professional delegations.
In her role as the President of MCBA, Lilian was one of the Team Leaders of the China Trade Missions organized by the Confederation of Greater Toronto Chinese Business Association, in the years of 2012 and 2015.
Besides business development, she has been actively involved in community service for over 15 years and was a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal Award in 2013 in recognition of her contribution to the community. In March 2016, Lilian was awarded the Leading Women’s Award by the Ontario Minister Responsible for Women’s Issues.
In addition, Lilian sits on a number of boards and committees, including the Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee (DIAC) of the City of Mississauga and the Global Hamilton Council of the City of Hamilton.
Lilian holds a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) and is also a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP), an internationally recognized designation in the human resources field.
Secretary & Director
Prior to coming to Canada, Yvonne has worked as an Immigration Officer at the Hong Kong Immigration Department. Currently based in Markham and Mississauga, she runs her own business called Sunny Tours. With over 20 years of experience in the tourism industry and fleet management, she provides inbound tours for guests from Asia along with a tour bus fleet. In addition, she also offers tour bus services to local customers in Canada.
From 1996 to 2016, Yvonne has been the project manager of the Canada China Economic and Cultural Centre, where she previously managed and coordinated visits for Chinese delegations. She still currently organizes visits for other concerned parties, utilizing her experiences to ensure success.
In addition to business development, she participates in volunteer activities by organizing tours for seniors, non-profit organizations, and travel industry associations. She is also involved with communities by contributing her time and donating to different organizations.
Zoheir is currently the President of the Hong Kong-Canada Business Association – GTA Section. He mentors young entrepreneurs at MBEC’s Summer Company. Other than English, he speaks conversational Cantonese, Gujarati, with a splash of High School French.
Marco has developed an early interest in banking and financial industries in his early-20s. Beginning his career as Credit Officer at RBC in 2008, Marco then found his passion in residential mortgage field and becomes a RBC Mortgage Specialist that services across GTA.
Marco maintains excellent working relationships with clients, lenders and real estate professionals across GTA. He has proven that hard work, strategic thinking and a sharp client focus can make the difference in mortgage industry.
In addition, Etta has initiated various sales and marketing projects for clients in different business sectors both in Canada and China. She continues to explore new ways to make life more interesting in the changing world of today. Etta lives in Mississauga with her family.
Blanche graduated from the University of Toronto. As Financial Centre Manager at Sun Life Financial, she is responsible for managing, recruiting, training, and motivation of all members of the Financial Centre team. Blanche who has over 20 years of experience with Sun Life, believes strongly in continuous improvement and has attained numerous industry designations such as Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Certified Health Insurance Specialist (CHS) and Elder Planning Counselor (EPC).
With the help and advise from MCBA, Lyman started his own business in 2010 in the industry of furniture trading and wholesale. Based in Mississauga, the business has been growing and delivering quality outdoor products to the community. He has strong knowledge in the industry and extensive experience in furniture branding.
Lyman has been a member since 2014. Recently, he has started to serve as director at the MCBA board in 2019. Apart from his work, he is excited to work with an amazing group of people in MCBA and is looking forward to contributing more to the community.