China Botanic Pharmaceutical Inc. (CBP 2.03, 0.00, -0.09%) ("China Botanic" or the "Company"), a developer, manufacturer and distributor of botanical products, bio-pharmaceuticals and traditional Chinese medicines ("TCM"), announced that Mr. David Dong was named the Company's new Chief Financial Officer ("CFO") on Dec. 14, 2010.
Mr. Dong's career spans over 10 years with key positions in finance, audit, investment advisory and tax planning. From 2000-2010, Mr. Dong worked as an investment manager with money management firms. Most recently, he was an investment manager with Hatitac Inc., where he was responsible for funds and stock investments and was involved in financial planning, risk management, tax planning and accounting services. He also served as an advisor to publicly and privately held institutional clients. From 1998 to 2000, he worked as a senior audit manager with TianHua Accounting Firm. He also spent five years at Tsinghua Unisplendour Co., Ltd. where he progressed from sales engineer to finance manager and was responsible for financial reporting, budgeting, general accounting, credit and collateral and procurement-related activities. He also assisted with corporate restructuring, including relocation of Internal Audit, Tax, General Accounting, and Finance Departments to improve communication and efficiency. Mr. Dong holds a Bachelor of Engineering from North-Western Polytechnic University in China and is a Certified Financial Planner in Canada.
Mr. Shaoming Li, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of China Botanic, stated, "Mr. Dong brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to China Botanic. I am confident that his knowledge about capital markets will be valuable as we grow our business and expand our capabilities through targeted acquisitions."
"I am excited by the opportunity to join a company with an attractive revenue growth and profitability track record," said Mr. Dong. "I look forward to assisting the Company in managing its financial goals and enhancing communication with shareholders to achieve long-term growth in shareholder value."
About China Botanic Pharmaceutical Inc.
China Botanic Pharmaceutical Inc. is engaged in the research, development, manufacturing, and distribution of botanical products, bio-pharmaceutical products, and traditional Chinese medicines ("TCM"), in the People's Republic of China. All of the Company's products are produced at its three GMP-certified production facilities in Ah City, Dongfanghong and Qingyang. The Company distributes its botanical anti-depression and nerve-regulation products, biopharmaceutical products, and botanical antibiotic and OTC TCMs through its network of over 3,000 distributors and over 70 sales centers across 24 provinces in China.