SearchMedia Holdings Limited (formerly Ideation Acquisition Corp.), one of China's leading nationwide multi-platform media companies, has appointed Wilfred Chow as chief financial officer of the company.
Chow joins the company with nearly 20 years of experience in the financial markets in both China and the US. Prior to joining SearchMedia, Chow was the Senior VP of Finance of American Oriental Bioengineering, Inc., where he orchestrated the company's overall capital markets, investor relations and M&A strategies. He also led and completed two public offerings raising over $200 million. The company's market capitalization increased substantially during his tenure. Chow also assisted in the company's implementation and compliance with SOX 404.
From 2001 to 2004, Chow held the position of CFO for Aptegrity, Inc., a US venture-backed company specializing in providing applications monitoring and maintaining and optimizing complex web-based systems. In addition, he has served as a manager for PricewaterhouseCoopers in the New York capital market group and as a senior auditor for Deloitte & Touche in Hong Kong and New York.
Chow received his Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Hong Kong and his MBA from the University of Leicester.