China Linen Textile Industry. Ltd., a China-based company engaged in the production and sale of linen yarn and various types of linen fabric, has appointed James Shaofeng Qi as CFO, effective February 1, 2010. Qi replaces Huang Xiaofang.
Prior to joining the company, from 2008 to 2009, Qi worked as independent consultant on several pre-IPO projects with a focus on restructuring and private placement for information technology infrastructure, human resource outsourcing and real estate development. In 2007, he was nominated as the CFO of China Sunergy Co., Ltd., a solar cell manufacturing company listed on the NASDAQ. From 2005 to 2006, Qi worked with Tiens Group Company, a bio-pharmaceutical and health care company, serving as the global finance director of the global financial center and executive director of the global restructuring committee and the financial director of its subsidiary, Tiens Biotech Group (USA), Inc., a company listed on NYSE Amex.
From 2004 to 2005, Qi was the CFO, vice president and board director of ShengXing Group, a conglomerate engaged in the retail chain store and real estate business. From 1997 to 2003, he served as chief financial officer and senior financial consultant of the China operations department of Delta and Pine Land Company, a biochemical company listed on NYSE. Mr. Qi received his honorary doctorate degree from Lincoln University in 2003. He also received an MBA from Wayne State University in 1997, a master's degree in management science from Maine Maritime Academy in 1994, and bachelor's degree in accounting from Shanghai Maritime University in 1984.
Qi has been a member of the Australian National Institute of Accountants since 2005, a member of the U.S. Institute of Management Accountants since 2000, and member of the Association of Professional Business Management with the title of Certified Business Manager since 2001. He received a diploma in accounting and finance accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in 2001.