Chinese Internet travel website company eLong Inc. has made an abrupt change in its chief financial officer position.
Current CFO, Chris Chan, is being replaced, effective April 1, 2009, with Mike Doyle. Doyle is currently CFO of Expedia Asia Pacific, a division of Expedia Inc., and has served on the board of directors of eLong since December 2004.
Doyle holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor's degree in finance from Southern Methodist University in the United States. Concurrent with his appointment as CFO, Doyle tendered his resignation from eLong's board of directors with the resignation to take effect upon the appointment or election of his successor.
Chris Chan will remain with the company for an interim period in order to assist with the transition.