BEIJING, July 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SouFun Holdings Limited (NYSE: SFUN) ("Fang" or the "Company"), the leading real estate Internet portal in China, today announced the appointment of new President, Mr. Jian Liu and the New Chief Operating Officer, Ms. Zhihong Zhang.
Mr. Liu joined Fang in 2000 and most recently has served as the Company's Chief Operating Officer since 2007. Prior to that, he served as the president of various business divisions, including new home and financial services. Mr. Liu also served as the Chief Information Officer of the Company from 2004 to 2006. Mr. Liu has extensive experience in the business operation and management. He holds a bachelor's degree from Ningbo University.
The Company also announced the promotion of Ms. Zhang to the Chief Operating Officer. Ms. Zhang has served as senior vice president of the Company since April 2016 (in charge of the financial and operation optimization). Prior to that, she served as vice president of the Company (in charge of the sales department), president of the resale group and financial vice president of the Company. She holds an MBA degree from University of International Business and Economics.
"Both Mr. Jian Liu and Ms. Zhihong Zhang have been with the Company for more than 16 years. They have extensive experience in different positions with the Company, as well as deep understanding of the industry," commented Vincent Mo, the Chairman and CEO of Fang. "I believe it is the right time to further strengthen our core management team as Fang is quickly expanding its E-Commerce business and gaining market share across China. I look forward to working closely with Mr. Liu and Ms. Zhang to drive the transformation and lift the Company to the next level."
Fang operates the leading real estate Internet portal in China in terms of the number of page views and visitors to its websites. Through our websites, we provide e-commerce, marketing, listing, financial and other value-added services for China's fast-growing real estate and home furnishing and improvement sectors. Our user-friendly websites support active online communities and networks of users seeking information on, and other value-added services for, the real estate and home furnishing and improvement sectors in China. Fang currently maintains about 100 offices to focus on local market needs and its website and database contains real estate related content covering more than 629 cities in China. For more information about Fang, please visit http://ir.fang.com.
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