CDC Software Corporation has moved John Clough up to the role of chairman of CDC Software's board of directors.

Clough also serves as the chairman of the audit committee of the CDC Software board, and as a director and chairman of the executive committee for the board of directors of CDC Corporation. He has served as a member of the CDC Corporation board since 2003. CDC Software is a wholly owned subsidiary of China-based CDC Corporation.

"I have worked with John for many years and have found his business and governance expertise invaluable assets while he served on our board," said Raymond Ch'ien, chairman of the board of directors of CDC Corporation. "Our board is excited to promote John as chairman, who we believe will provide the critical leadership we need to take CDC Software to the next level of its long-term growth objectives."

Clough currently serves as a special advisor to General Atlantic Partners, a global growth equity firm providing capital and strategic support for growth companies, a position he has held for nearly a decade. Clough was also co-founder and managing director of the CSSL Group, a mid-range software distributor and hardware reseller. Prior to that, he was general manager of JBA, an Australia-based worldwide mid-range software distributor, and served as a consultant in the United Kingdom and throughout Europe.

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