John Zhu

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  • Internship: CFO Europe, 2004

As a Chinese immigrant to the UK who chose to study economics as an undergraduate, my parents were always slightly surprised about my interest in journalism.

However, the Marjorie Deane Foundation opened the door for me and I am grateful to have had the chance to pursue a subsequent career as a journalist, including a stint back where I started, at CFO Europe.

Although I am currently working in finance, I think my parents are prouder of me from when I was a financial journalist. I still dream of returning to writing in the future. The passion for the profession that I picked up as a Deane intern endures.

[March 2010]