Synutra International, Inc., an infant formula company in China and a producer, marketer and seller of nutritional products for infants, children and adults, has appointed Donghao Yang to the role of CFO. Yang takes over for Joseph Chow, who has been the interim CFO since November 2009, and who will remain in that role through June 10, 2010, to oversee and complete the Company's fiscal year 2010 reporting period. Chow has also been appointed to the company's Board of Directors, effective immediately, and will remain a member of the executive management team in the role of advisor to the Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Yang, 39, brings to Synutra over 15 years of public company, U.S. GAAP and U.S. capital markets experience. He has held senior executive and managerial positions in various public and private companies, including as CFO, Greater China, of Tyson Foods, Inc. from March 2007 to April 2010, as Finance Director Asia Pacific of Valmont Industries, Inc. from October 2003 to March 2007, and as Director in China Minmetals Brazil Holding Limited from January 1999 to April 2001. Prior to that, Yang held managerial positions in the export and commodities trading divisions of the China Minmetals Group. Yang obtained an MBA from the Harvard Business School in 2003 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the Nankai University in 1993.