Edward Hu has been appointed chief financial officer of WuXi PharmaTech, effective immediately. Mr. Hu has served as the company's chief operating officer since January 2008 and previously served as acting chief financial officer from February 2009 through May 2010. He succeeds Hao Zhou, who is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities.
"I am confident that Ed's familiarity with our business and our industry and his previous tenure as acting chief financial officer will enable him to lead our finance team to even better performance," said Dr. Ge Li, chairman and chief executive officer. "We thank Hao for his contribution to building a strong finance team under Ed's leadership, and we wish him well in his future endeavors."