Yum China Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: YUMC) today announced the appointment of Jacky Lo as its Chief Financial Officer, effective September 1, 2017.
"We're delighted that Jacky Lo will take on the permanent position of Chief Financial Officer," said Micky Pant, Yum China's Chief Executive Officer. "Jacky played a critical role on our path to becoming an independent, U.S.-listed company, and during his time as interim CFO, he has become an invaluable member of the leadership team."
"Jacky's proven track record and deep expertise in accounting, finance and strategy make him an ideal fit for this position. I look forward to working closely with Jacky to capitalize on the tremendous growth opportunities that we have ahead of us," added Mr. Pant.
Jacky Lo has served as the Interim Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Yum China since June 2017. He has also served as Vice President, Controller and Principal Accounting Officer since March 2017. Mr. Lo, previously served as Vice President, Finance of the Company, a position he held from October 2016 to March 2017. Mr. Lo joined Yum! Restaurants China, a division of Yum! Brands, Inc. ("YUM"), in August 2016 as Vice President, Finance.
Prior to joining YUM, Mr. Lo worked for Ernst & Young for 15 years, including most recently as Partner and the Deputy Director in the Asia Pacific Capital Markets Center of Ernst & Young's Professional Practice Group, specializing in U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, SEC reporting and Sarbanes Oxley compliance requirements. Mr. Lo is a certified public accountant in Texas and a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
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