Lihua International, Inc., a Chinese manufacturer of copper products, has announced that Daphne Yan Huang has been named Chief Financial Officer, effective October 23, 2011.
Huang previously served as Lihua's Executive Vice President of Corporate Finance and Director of Investor Relations since October 2009 and succeeds Yang "Roy" Yu, who has been appointed as the Company's Executive Vice President of Finance.
Prior to joining Lihua, Huang served as a Vice President in the Debt Capital Markets group at GE Capital Markets, Inc. from 2003 to 2009, where she played an important role in structuring, underwriting and syndicating some $2.5 billion of debt products.
From 2000 to 2002, she was a Senior Associate in the Debt Capital Markets group at Fleet Securities, Inc., which was later acquired by Bank of America.
From 1997 to 2000, Ms. Huang was a Senior Auditor in the Capital Markets Group at PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP, and from 1996-1997, she was an equity research analyst at Cowen & Co. She began her career as a mutual fund analyst at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter.
Huang received an MBA in Finance and Management from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University, a BBA in Accounting from Baruch College, and holds an inactive CPA license in the state of New York.