Ms. Zoyo Zhao is a young woman of Asian descent who is interested in driving international investment to Asia and Africa. With over 10 years in the creation and management of international companies worldwide, she continues to penetrate places that seem almost impossible.
Beginning her career at a point where women of her age were not expected to do much with their professional walk, Ms. Zoyo played active roles in her road to achieving her professional goal.
She started up as a Brand Consultant with a Public Relations firm where she organized Branding activities for international firms including Mercedes Benz and Samsung Hong Kong.
This opened doors to bigger opportunities one of which was to handle mining and commodity deal sourcing in a Joint Venture private equity of Morgan Stanley and Chinese investors.
The strides made by her various ventures in the African sub-region especially in countries including Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Sierra Leone, Benin Republic, Libya, Sudan ,Guinea and South Africa are as a result of her astute nature and her belief in the “possibility” of things.
Ms. Zoyo believes in ensuring equal rights as well as empowering locals and training them to an efficient level.
She has deep knowledge of financial services, manufacturing, civil engineering, mining and NGOs.
Despite coming from a descent that is seen as privileged, hardwork has been the source of the major successes she has achieved in life.
Her struggles and ability to cross them continuously remains the driving force that propels her to move to the next level, hence her belief in empowering young individuals who are willing but not financially capable to make their lives better.
Ms. Zoyo Zhao is no ordinary. She grew up in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and received education in Beijing, Shanghai, Macau, Hong Kong, China; Melbourne, Australia; Seoul, South Korea; Bozeman, USA and Nancy, France.
She has worked in Seoul, South Korea; Hong Kong, Beijing, China; New York, USA; Tripoli, Libya; Accra, Ghana and Abidjan, Cote D' Ivoire. She speaks English, Mandarin, Cantonese and French as well as picking up Hausa along the way.
Zoyo is a believer in the possibility of everything.