BEIJING, May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Nasdaq: SVA), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China, has appointed Mr. Danny Chung as Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. Ms. Nan Wang, who has served as interim Chief Financial Officer since August 2011, will continue as the Company's Vice President.
"Mr. Chung possesses the relevant experiences and credentials, which meet the Company's needs," said Dr. Weidong Yin, Chairman and CEO. "Beyond his audit and accounting expertise, Mr. Chung has proven adept in the financial management of Chinese divisions of multinational companies. We are pleased to welcome him to Sinovac."
Mr. Chung has joined the Company since November 2011 as Sinovac Beijing's finance director, who brings to Sinovac over 20 years of experience in audit and financial management including healthcare industry. Mr. Chung graduated in 1983 from the Hong Kong Polytechnic and obtained a Professional Diploma in Accountancy. He has held professional membership in the U.S. Institute of Certified Public Accountants since 1990.
Sinovac Biotech Ltd. is a China-based biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the research, development, manufacturing and commercialization of vaccines that protect against human infectious diseases including hepatitis A and B, seasonal influenza, H5N1 pandemic influenza (avian flu) and H1N1 influenza (swine flu), as well as animal rabies vaccine for canines. In 2009, Sinovac was the first company worldwide to receive approval for its H1N1 influenza vaccine, Panflu.1, and has manufactured it for the Chinese Central Government, pursuant to the government-stockpiling program. The Company is also the only supplier of the H5N1 pandemic influenza vaccine to the government-stockpiling program. Sinovac is developing a number of new pipeline vaccines including vaccines for enterovirus 71 (against hand, foot and mouth disease), pneumococcal conjugate, pneumococcal polysaccharides, mumps and rubella. Sinovac sells its vaccines mainly in China and exports selected vaccines to Mongolia, Nepal, and the Philippines.
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