Puda Coal, Inc., a supplier of high grade metallurgical coking coal used to produce coke for steel manufacturing in China and a consolidator of twelve coal mines in Shanxi Province, has appointed Irene (Yin Yuen) Cheong as financial controller.
Prior to her appointment, Cheong served as a manager of Ascend Capital Partners. Prior to that, she was a supervisor at KPMG Peat Marwick in Hong Kong before immigrating to the U.S. in 1994. Cheong is a CPA licensed in New York and California. She earned her Master of Business Administration from City University of New York. Since 2005 and until May 2010, the company outsourced certain accounting functions to Ascend. As a manager at Ascend, Cheong was one of the senior accounting consultants to Puda Coal.