The Nasdaq OMX Group, (Nasdaq:NDAQ) today announced that Ms. Yeeli Hua Zheng has joined Nasdaq OMX as the Chief Representative in China with the primary responsibility of serving Nasdaq's listed Chinese companies and assisting other Chinese companies with a Nasdaq listing.
In addition, she will work closely with the relevant government and regulatory bodies in China. Prior to joining NASDAQ OMX, Zheng was an Executive Director for NYSE Euronext.
"We are delighted to welcome Ms. Zheng to NASDAQ OMX and fully anticipate that her extensive experience in China will provide direction to companies looking to list with the world's largest exchange company," said Bob McCooey, Senior Vice President of New Listings and Capital Markets, NASDAQ OMX.
Prior to the NYSE, Ms. Zheng was a junior partner in Pivotal Assets, a New York-based private equity firm. She also served as a senior advisor on Chinese economic and business affairs in the Executive Office of the Secretary General of the United Nations.
"I am excited to join NASDAQ OMX at this pivotal time in China," said Zheng. "As the first U.S. exchange to open its China representative office, NASDAQ OMX offers innovative Chinese companies access to the world's largest capital market and I look forward to working with companies looking to expand their options abroad."
Eric Landheer, NASDAQ OMX's Head of Asia Pacific added "Ms. Zheng has a proven track record working with dynamic Chinese companies and we are confident that she will add significant value to our team's efforts in the region."
Yeeli Hua Zheng is a graduate of the Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University. A Jiangsu province native, she is fluent in both Mandarin and English.