BEIJING, April 29, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Qunar Cayman Islands Limited (Nasdaq:QUNR) ("Qunar" or the "Company"), China's leading mobile and online travel platform, today announced that its board of directors has appointed Ms. Yilu Zhao, previously Chief Strategy Officer of the Company, to Chief Financial Officer of the Company, and Mr. Sam Hanhui Sun, previously Chief Financial Officer of the Company, to President of the Company, effective May 1, 2015.
Ms. Yilu Zhao joined Qunar as Chief Strategy Officer in March 2014 and has led various functions of the Company, including strategy planning, strategy implementation and investor relations. Prior to joining Qunar, Ms. Zhao was an Executive Director at the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs, where she developed key client relationships and led the execution of many important transactions. Previously, Ms. Zhao was an award winning reporter with The New York Times based in its U.S. headquarters. She received her B.A. from Yale University and J.D. from Harvard Law School.
Mr. Sam Hanhui Sun joined Qunar as Chief Financial Officer in January 2010 and led the Company's successful IPO on the NASDAQ Global Market in November 2013. Prior to joining Qunar, he had been Chief Financial Officer of KongZhong Corporation, a NASDAQ-listed company, from 2007 to 2009. Mr. Sun has also held various management positions in Microsoft, Maersk, SouFun.com and KPMG. He received a bachelor's degree in business administration from Beijing Institute of Technology. Mr. Sun is a Certified Public Accountant in China.
"We thank Sam and Yilu for their tremendous contribution to Qunar," said Chenchao (CC) Zhuang, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Qunar. "We look forward to bringing Qunar to its next level of success with the continued dedication and endeavor of our senior management team."
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