CNinsure Announces Resignation of Chief Financial Officer and Appoints Peng Ge as the New Chief Financial Officer
GUANGZHOU, China, Feb. 25 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CNinsure Inc. CISG, a leading independent insurance agency and brokerage company operating in China, today announced that, for personal reasons, David Tang will resign from his position as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of the company, effective April 1, 2008. Peng Ge, currently Vice President, General Manager of the Finance and Accounting Department and a Director of the company, will assume the role of Chief Financial Officer of the company.
Mr. Tang joined CNinsure and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in February 2007. "David has played an important role in our IPO. On behalf of the board, we would like to thank David for his contributions to the Company and wish him every success in his future career," remarked Yinan Hu, CNinsure's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. Peng Ge has been our Vice President and General Manager of the Finance and Accounting Department since 2005 and a Director since August 2007. He is in charge of capital market, the management of accounting and internal control and operational planning. From 1999 to 2005, Mr. Ge headed our business operations in Beijing. During his service in our company, he has played a key role in attracting investments from CATHAY and CDH, two of our biggest shareholders. He also contributed greatly to the success of our IPO in 2007 and was actively involved in the entire IPO process, including overseeing the preparation of financial statements, coordinating the audit process, assisting with due diligence and participating in the road-show. Previously, from 1994 to 1999, Mr. Ge served as a financial manager in China National Native Produce and Animal By-Products Import & Export Corporation. Mr. Ge holds his Master of Business Administration degree and Bachelor degree in international accounting from the University of International Business and Economics in China.
Commenting on Mr. Ge’s appointment, Mr.Hu added, “Mr. Ge has demonstrated a comprehensive understanding of financial and accounting matters since he joined the company in 1999. We are confident that his experience will further contribute to our future progress. As such, we wholeheartedly welcome Mr. Ge to his new role at the Company.”
About CNinsure Inc.
CNinsure is a leading independent insurance agency and brokerage company operating in China. CNinsure's distribution network reaches many of China's most economically developed regions and affluent cities. The Company distributes a wide variety of property and casualty and life insurance products underwritten by domestic and foreign insurance companies operating in China, as well as other insurance-related services.
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