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Blechar­czyk rises to chair­man of Airbnb

Airbnb China has named Nathan Blechar­czyk, its co-founder and chief strat­egy of­fi­cer, as new chair­man last month. He will visit China once a month to give guid­ance to about 100 em­ploy­ees in Bei­jing and Shang­hai. Ge Hong, for­mer re­gional leader for Airbnb, re­signed last month af­ter be­ing in the post for four months. Blechar­czyk said the com­pany con­tin­ues to face many chal­lenges in the Chi­nese mar­ket and sees much scope for growth and lo­cal­iza­tion.

Huang Chun­lei, as­sis­tant pres­i­dent of China’s prop­erty gi­ant Dalian Wanda Group, was ap­pointed vice-pres­i­dent of Fu­ture Land, a real es­tate com­pany. He will lead the es­tab­lish­ment of in­for­ma­tion and in­dus­try news net­work for the res­i­den­tial prop­erty mar­ket. Be­fore join­ing Wanda, he worked for the en­ter­prise con­sul­tancy de­part­ment of Mi­crosoft China and ma­jor server maker In­spur Group. Fu­ture Land also hired two other Wanda ex­ec­u­tives. Chen Deli, for­merly with Wanda’s com­mer­cial man­age­ment, and Tang Jian­feng, for­merly with Wanda’s gen­eral man­age­ment unit, will op­er­ate a new unit of Fu­ture Land. man­ager of the se­cu­ri­ties de­part­ment of In­dus­trial Bank Co Ltd. He took the post of chair­man in 1999 when the de­part­ment be­came an in­de­pen­dent branch. The board said dur­ing his 27-year ca­reer, Lan helped de­velop the com­pany from a team of about 10 mem­bers to a listed se­cu­rity group whose busi­ness now cov­ers funds, fu­tures, as­set man­age­ment and di­rect eq­uity in­vest­ment.

Zhang Haimin, pres­i­dent of real es­tate de­vel­oper Yango Hold­ings Group, re­signed ear­lier this month. He joined the group in 2010 as vi­cepres­i­dent, help­ing in­crease its sales ten­fold. When pro­moted to pres­i­dent in 2015, he an­nounced a five-year plan with fo­cus on merg­ers and ac­qui­si­tions in first- and sec­ond-tier cities, to com­pete bet­ter for the limited land re­sources. Zhu Rong­bin, new ex­ec­u­tive chair­man of Yango, said M&As did bring some good projects but slowed down the over­all pace of the com­pany’s growth.

Vi­ta­soy In­ter­na­tional Hold­ings Ltd, a Hong Kong­based ma­jor soymilk pro­ducer, said Yuan Jie, its gen­eral man­ager for the Greater China area, has re­signed for per­sonal and ca­reer-re­lated rea­sons. Lu Bo­tao, ad­min­is­tra­tive man­ager, will lead the busi­ness in the Chi­nese main­land un­til a re­place­ment for Yuan is named. Yuan said in Au­gust that the main­land has be­come the big­gest mar­ket for Vi­ta­soy with dou­ble-digit growth in the last few years.

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