WSP Holdings Limited, a Chinese manufacturer of API (American Petroleum Institute) and non-API seamless casing, tubing and drill pipes used in oil and natural gas exploration, drilling and extraction, and other pipes and connectors, has appointed Choon-Hoi Then as chief financial officer of the company effective March 1st, 2011.
Then has more than 20 years of extensive experience in accounting, international financial operations and management in the technology and manufacturing industries. Prior to joining the company, Then served as Vice President Finance, Asia at Rich Corporation from 2008 to 2010 where he was responsible for the Asia finance function and provided operational support.
From 1999 to 2008, he held various positions at several Asia-based subsidiaries of Fedders Corporation, most recently as Asia Pacific Controller where he was responsible for treasury matters and the accounting functions of all the company's Asia Pacific entities. Prior to that, he served as China Controller at Ingersoll Rand China and Finance Director at Torrington Wuxi Bearing Limited, and held various accounting positions at several companies in New Zealand, Singapore and Malaysia. Mr. Choon-Hoi Then studied for his professional accountancy qualification at Tengku Abdul Rahman College. He is a professionally qualified member of the Association of Certified Accountants (ACCA-UK) and now a fellow (FCCA). He also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Computing Science from Glasgow University in the United Kingdom. Then speaks fluent English, Chinese as well as Malay and Cantonese.
Then replaces Yip Kok Thi who served as the company's CFO since 2005 and resigned effective March 1st, 2011 to pursue other interests.