QKL Stores Inc., a regional supermarket chain in Northeast China, has appointed Tsz-Kit (Jerry) Chan as chief financial officer, effective immediately.
Chan joins QKLS with over ten years of experience in the field of accounting and finance. Prior to joining QKL Stores, he was a partner in a Hong Kong CPA firm, Albert Wong & Co, from 2007 to 2010, and was a manager at that firm from 2005 to 2007, where he guided and supervised auditing and reporting for public companies in Hong Kong and the United States. He currently serves as an independent non-executive Director of New Smart Energy Group Limited, a Hong Kong main board-listed company, serving as the chairman and a member of the Audit Committee.
Chan is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and holds an active license in the Colorado State Board of Accountancy. Chan is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA), and has the Practicing Certificate of Hong Kong SAR. Chan received his B.A. in Accountancy from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 1998 and MBA from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2001.
With the hiring of Chan, Crystal Chen has resigned from her CFO position, effective October 18, 2010.