KongZhong (KONG) has appointed JP Gan as Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. Gan succeeds Nick Yang, the acting Chief Financial Officer, who continues to serve as the Company's President and Chief Technology Officer.
Gan joined KongZhong Corporation in May 2005. Prior to joining KongZhong, he was a Director of The Carlyle Group responsible for venture capital investments in China. At Carlyle he led a number of successful investments including Ctrip.com (CTRP) and Amperex Technology Limited. Previously, Gan worked at the investment banking division of Merrill Lynch from 1999 to 2000 in Hong Kong and at then Price Waterhouse from 1994 to 1997 in the United States.
Gan obtained his Masters of Business of Administration from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Iowa. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the United States. Gan has been a member of the Board of Directors of Ctrip.com International Limited since 2002.