Zhaopin Limited Announces Appointment of Vice President of Offline Services
BEIJING, August 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Zhaopin Limited (NYSE: ZPIN) (“Zhaopin” or the “Company”), a leading career platform in China, today announced that Mr. Jeff Ge Wang, the current Vice President of SME sales and operation, has also been appointed as the Vice President of Offline Services, effective July 18, 2014. Mr. Jeff Ge Wang will be replacing Mr. Liu Zhiqiang, who resigned for personal reasons on June 30, 2014.
Mr. Jeff Ge Wang has served as the vice president of SME sales and operation since September 2013. Mr. Wang joined Zhaopin Limited in March 2011 and served various roles including the head of marketing, head of human resources, and senior director of governmental affairs, before becoming the vice president. Prior to joining Zhaopin, Mr. Wang served as a general manager at Beijing Golden Hank Information Co., Ltd., an international trade information and solutions provider in China, since May 2005. Prior to that, he served at CITIC Securities Co., Ltd., a PRC listed company and a leading full-service investment bank in China, as a director in the investment banking department, since February 1998.
“I am pleased to see Jeff assume additional new responsibilities at the Company as the new Vice President of Offline Services,” commented Mr. Evan Guo, Chief Executive Officer and Director. “His experience in building sales and operations capability and extensive understanding of our business will continue to create significant value for Zhaopin.” Mr. Guo added, “On behalf of the board of directors and management team, I want to express our sincere gratitude to Mr. Zhiqiang Liu. He has been a valued member of our team and we wish him success in his future endeavors.”
About Zhaopin Limited
Zhaopin is a leading career platform in China, focusing on connecting users with relevant job opportunities throughout their career lifecycle. The Company’s zhaopin.com website is the most popular career-focused website in China as measured by average daily unique visitors in each month of 2013. Zhaopin is the second largest online recruitment services provider as measured by revenues in 2013. The Company’s over 77 million registered users include diverse and educated job seekers who are at various stages of their careers and are in demand by employers as a result of the general shortage of skilled and educated workers in China. In the nine months ended March 31, 2014, approximately 11.4 million job postings were placed on Zhaopin’s platform by 274,450 employers including multinational corporations, small and medium-sized enterprises and state-owned entities. The quality and quantity of Zhaopin’s users and the resumes in the Company’s database attract an increasing number of customers. This in turn leads to more users turning to Zhaopin as their primary recruitment and career- related services provider, creating strong network effects and significant entry barriers for potential competitors. For more information, please visit http://www.zhaopin.com.
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For more information, please contact:
Ms. Jessica Ye
Executive Vice President
Mr. Christian Arnell
Ms. Linda Bergkamp