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Zhu Tong to lead Deutsche in China

Deutsche Bank (China) Co Ltd has ap­pointed Zhu Tong as its new pres­i­dent. She will lead the long-term strate­gic devel­op­ment and man­age­ment. Since 2003, she has worked as the bank’s chief operations of­fi­cer, head of fi­nan­cial in­sti­tu­tion busi­ness department, gen­eral man­ager and vice-chair­man of China. Gao Feng, chair­man of Deutsche Bank (China), said Zhu is very fa­mil­iar with the com­pany’s cor­po­rate cul­ture and operations in China.

Liang Jun, CEO of China’s videostream­ing web­site LeTV.com, has re­port­edly quit in late Oc­to­ber. Liang said he was at home re­fresh­ing him­self. More de­tails are ex­pected to be up­dated on the com­pany’s web­site soon. Liang joined LeTV.com in 2012 as in-charge of the tele­vi­sion busi­ness, whose sales reached about 7 mil­lion units by 2016. He be­came gen­eral man­ager in May af­ter Jia Yuet­ing, founder of LeEco, the par­ent en­ter­prise of the web­site, re­signed due to fi­nan­cial cri­sis. Be­fore join­ing LeTV, Liang worked with Len­ovo, a com­puter and smart­phone man­u­fac­turer, for 17 years.

Chen Xiao­qing, chief di­rec­tor of the doc­u­men­tary A Bite of China, has fi­nally left China Cen­tral Tele­vi­sion. He was said to have ten­dered his resignation way back in March 2016 but it was fi­nally ap­proved re­cently. Though many videostream­ing web­sites in­vited Chen to join af­ter the doc­u­men­tary won popularity both at home and abroad, he said he wants to focus on shoot­ing films in­stead of sit­ting in of­fice. Chen will bring his old team back to start their own busi­ness in doc­u­men­tary pro­duc­tion. Their first project is re­lated to food and will seek co­op­er­a­tion with for­eign part­ners.

Gert Volker Hilde­brand, vi­cepres­i­dent and chief de­signer of car­maker Qoros, re­signed in late Oc­to­ber. He is one of the four ma­jor ex­ec­u­tive man­agers with a global back­ground to have joined Qoros at the time of its es­tab­lish­ment. Af­ter join­ing, he de­signed the car’s brand logo. Be­fore that, he was de­sign di­rec­tor of the MINI se­ries of au­tomaker BMW. Qoros’ sales reached 9,600 units from Jan­uary to Au­gust, lower than the monthly sale of some ma­jor ve­hi­cles. The com­pany said it would con­tinue his German-style de­sign with more con­sid­er­a­tion for the taste of Chi­nese cus­tomers.

BabyCare, which de­vel­ops, man­u­fac­tures and di­rectly sells nu­tri­tional prod­ucts, ap­pointed Shi Bin­hai as its pres­i­dent. BabyCare is a sub­sidiary of US-based health prod­ucts sup­plier Usana. Shi will be in charge of busi­ness devel­op­ment and operations in China. Be­fore join­ing BabyCare, Shi gath­ered 18 years of ex­pe­ri­ence as ex­ec­u­tive man­ager in the di­rect sell­ing busi­ness, in­clud­ing at com­pa­nies such as Tiens Group Co Ltd, where he once led the global busi­ness and es­tab­lished its Euro­pean head­quar­ters in Ber­lin as re­gional pres­i­dent. Nie Huaiyu, ex­ec­u­tive vi­cepres­i­dent of Usana Greater China, said Shi was ex­pected to help im­prove com­pet­i­tive­ness and profits of BabyCare.

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