Teresa Wat was elected to represent the riding of Richmond Center and appointed Minister for International Trade and Minister Responsible for the Asia Pacific Strategy and Multiculturalism on June 7, 2013.
She also serves as a member of the Cabinet Committee on Strong Economy.
She was a recipient of QE II Diamond Jubilee Award in 2013.
Teresa was the president and CEO of Mainstream Broadcasting Corporation CHMB AM1320 and has also served as the news director at Channel M Television (now OMNI TV), and previously served as a communications advisor at B.C.’s Cabinet Policy and Communications Secretariat.
Wat was instrumental in the launch of the first-ever live Cantonese, Mandarin and Punjabi daily television news programs. In 2010, Wat was appointed to the Canadian Women Voters Congress Advisory Board and was appointed one of B.C.’s top 100 most influential women by the Vancouver Sun. She was previously a board member of the school of journalism at UBC. She was bestowed with the Grand Officer of the Order of the Crown, one of the highest decorations from the Kingdom of Belgium.