The Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA Ontario) recognizes 52 of its members as Fellows (FCPAs), the highest distinction that is bestowed upon a CPA within the accounting profession.As one of the FCPAs, CPAC President, Eric Xiao gain this honor for his volunteerism, leadership and commitment to the profession.

Eric Xiao is a Senior Partner at Ernst & Young (EY) Canada and leads the Toronto Transaction Tax practice. As the lead tax partner on numerous M&A transactions, Eric is responsible for bringing the firm’s services to multinational clients on transactions. Eric was the first Chinese immigrant to be promoted to partner at EY Canada, and is a recognized role model for young immigrants in his field. Eric is a member of the Joint Committee on Taxation of the Canadian Bar Association and CPA Canada, and is also President of CPAC , where he has made a significant contributions in assisting immigrant professionals to find mentors and advance their professional careers in Canada.

Eric Xiao reflects on what it means to be named a Fellow.