Ashford Financial Group’s current Head of China Strategy Mr. Vernon Chu is retiring at the age of 68 at the end of January 2012, after 11 years in the role. Ms. Chen has worked under the supervision of Mr. Chu during the last 8 years, which facilitates a seamless transition of Ashford Financial Group’s strategy for China.
Ashford Financial Group’s Mr. Chu said “I have worked with Angie Chen for the past 8 years and we have developed a close understanding, and we share many of the same approaches to capitalising on opportunities within the China markets. This has been a significant advantage to the clients of Ashford Financial Group. I am assured that Angie will continue with our current strategy, whilst I know that she is well equipped to handle any challenges which arise, ensuring the continued success for clients of Ashford Financial Group.”
Ashford Financial Group’ new Head of China Strategy Ms. Chen was born in Beijing, China and graduated from Peking University in Mathematics in 1993. Ms. Chen has undertaken further professional qualifications during her 8 years working at a leading Bank in China before relocating to Tokyo in 2003 to start working with Ashford Financial Group.
Ashford Financial Group’ new Head of China Strategy Ms. Chen will be promoted to the position vacated by Mr. Vernon Chu.
Ashford Financial Group’ President Jeremy Ashford said “Angie is a highly skilled part of our team and she has been mentored in the Ashford Financial Group approach to investing by her predecessor Mr. Vernon Chu. My fellow partners and I have the highest regard and confidence that Angie will not only continue with the exceptional work started by Vernon, but she will add value to our strategy for China over the coming years.”
Ashford Financial Group’ Head of China Strategy designate Ms. Chen said “Having worked for Ashford Financial Group since 2003, I have always looked up to Mr. Chu. I am honoured to have worked with a true professional like Vernon Chu. Mr. Chu has helped me to expand my knowledge of markets across Asia, especially China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. I am confident that I can continue to build on his good work when I assume his position in February 2012. I fully expect to continue with Mr. Chu’s strategy for China, whilst I have some new ideas which I believe with add value and growth to our already successful strategy for China.”
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