BEIJING, Jan. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SouFun Holdings Limited (NYSE: SFUN) ("Fang" or the "Company"), the leading real estate Internet portal in China, today announced that it has strengthened its management team with the appointment of Mr. Kent (Cangsang) Huang as the company's Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Lan Guan, Fang's previous CFO, has been re-positioned as the Company's Vice President, concentrating on the tax planning and government relations management.
Mr. Huang joined Fang in October 2015 as Deputy CFO, and was in charge of financial reporting, investor relations and internal auditing functions. Prior to his role with us, he had served as Managing Partner with Oriental Cornerstone Capital and as Chief Financial Officer with China Housing and Land Inc. and had accumulated multiple years of banking experience with Cantor Fitzgerald and Collins Steward LLC. Mr. Huang holds a Master's degree from Columbia University and a Bachelor's degree from Shanghai Maritime University.
"We thank Ms. Guanfor the great support to Fang over these years. Ms. Guan has been an outstanding executive and a dedicated professional in managing the finance and many other functions at Fang. We look forward to her continuing contributions as a key member of the management team,"commented Fang's executive Chairman, Mr. Vincent Mo. "We are pleased to have named Kent as Chief Financial Officer and anticipate he will be an excellent addition to our team as his proven strength and experience in our financial operations will ensure a smooth transition."
About SouFun (Fang)
SouFun (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 marketing, e-commerce, listing 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. SouFun (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 320 cities in China. For more information about SouFun (Fang), please visit http://ir.fang.com.
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Mr. Kent Cangsang Huang
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