Shanghai / CN. (yb) Yum China Holdings Inc. announced that Jacky Lo, who has served as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer since June 2017, intends to leave the Company to pursue professional opportunities in Hong Kong to be closer to his family. Jacky will step down as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer effective October 16, 2019. Ka Wai Andy Yeung will assume the role of Chief Financial Officer of the Company effective the same day.
«We are grateful for all of the contributions Jacky has made to the Company and recognize the critical role he played in growing and strengthening our business since the spin-off, as well as for his ongoing engagement on succession discussions to ensure a smooth CFO transition.» said Joey Wat, Yum China’s CEO.
«We are pleased to welcome Andy to our team. Andy brings a wealth of knowledge to this critical role, and his deep experience in all facets of finance will be a tremendous asset to our Company. We look forward to working closely with him as we continue to capitalize on market opportunities and work to generate significant long-term value for our shareholders.»
Yeung, age 46, served from April 2017 to August 2019 as the chief financial officer of Smart Finance International Limited, a financial technology company. Yeung also served as the chief financial officer of Cheetah Mobile Inc., a mobile internet company listed on the NYSE and headquartered in Beijing, China, from January 2014 to March 2017. From 2009 to 2013, Yeung worked at Oppenheimer + Co. Inc. as director, executive director and then managing director, responsible for research coverage of China’s internet and media sectors. From 1995 to 2009, Yeung worked at various companies in the U.S. in equity research, management consulting and credit risk management.
Yeung graduated from the Yale University School of Management with an MBA degree and the University of California, Berkeley with dual degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mathematics. He has been a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder since 2001.
Yeung will initially join the Company as its Chief Financial Officer-Designate on September 16, 2019 and will succeed to the Chief Financial Officer position on October 16, 2019.