COFCO International appoints Zhaohui Da as CFO

COFCO International has appointed Zhaohui (Christy) Da as CFO of the company effective immediately.

Ms Da, who will be based at the company’s headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, served as COFCO International Board Director since July 2017 until June 2020. She joins COFCO International as CFO from COFCO Corporation, the company’s main shareholder, where her most recent position was Chief Audit Officer COFCO Group.

Ms Da joined COFCO Corporation in 1994 and has since held various finance leadership roles across COFCO Group companies in China. She previously served as Director of the Board of COFCO Capital and COFCO Biochemical.

“Christy has strong financial expertise with over 25 years of experience from leading the financial, audit and risk organisations at COFCO Group and its agri-businesses in China,” said David Dong, CEO of COFCO International. “She will be instrumental in achieving our development objectives and furthering cooperation between the Group’s Chinese and international businesses.”

Ms Da holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Capital University of Economics and Business in Beijing. She is a People's Republic of China Certified Public Accountant.

Ms Da succeeds Jing Wu who has decided to leave the company in September, following a transition period.

“I would like to thank Jing on behalf of everyone at COFCO International for his service and valuable contribution and wish him success for the future,” added Mr Dong.