Xueda Education Group, a national provider of tutoring services for primary and secondary school students in China with a focus on offering personalized tutoring services, has appointed Christine Lu-Wong as its new Chief Financial Officer effective November 26, 2012.
Concurrent to Lu-Wong's appointment, Jeffery Gao is resigning from his CFO position to pursue other interests.
Lu-Wong has over 19 years of finance and management experience with multinational corporations, public accounting firms and US-listed Chinese enterprises. Her broad professional expertise covers financial planning and reporting, accounting, internal controls, M&A, tax and capital raising.
Before joining Xueda, Lu-Wong was CFO of NASDAQ-listed Pactera Technology International Ltd (formerly, HiSoft Technology International Limited), a global consulting and technology services provider. Prior to that, from 2007 to 2009, she was vice president of finance at NYSE-listed WuXi PharmaTech Inc., a China-based research and development outsourcing company.
Lu-Wong previously also held various positions at major global companies, including Hewlett-Packard Company, Sun Microsystems, Inc. and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
She received a bachelor's degree in international trade and economics from Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, and an M.B.A. in Accounting from Golden Gate University.
Lu-Wong is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California.