HONG KONG, CHINA / ACCESSWIRE / March 2, 2016 / Takung Art Co., Ltd. (TKAT), an online platform for acquiring shared ownership in Asian fine art, jewelry and precious gems (collectively, "artwork"), today announced it had appointed Mr. Leslie Chow as the company's chief financial officer, and Mr. John F. Levy to its board of directors.
Mr. Chow, 32, has extensive experience in accounting and the finance industry. Since September of last year, he has served as an independent non-executive director of PPS International (Holdings) Limited, a Hong Kong listed company, and since June 2015 has held a similar post with Golden Power Group Holdings Limited, also listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange. From 2009 through 2014, Mr. Chow held ascending positions culminating in managing director and partner at Albeck Financial Services, a financial consulting firm in Houston, Texas. At Albeck, Mr. Chow was responsible for financial reporting review, GAAP technical consultation, financial statement audit preparation, valuation of financial instruments and assisting client companies with varied internal controls and corporate governance requirements. From 2005 to 2009, he worked with Deloitte & Touche LLP, last serving as a senior auditor. Mr. Chow graduated with honors from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and is a certified public accountant.
Mr. Levy, 60, is a corporate governance and financial reporting expert with over 35 years of progressive financial, accounting and business experience including having served as chief financial officer of both public and private companies for 13 years. He currently serves as non-executive chairman of the board of directors of Applied Minerals Inc., a publicly traded producer of halloysite clay, and is also a member of the board of directors of China Commercial Credit, Inc., a Nasdaq-listed microcredit company based in Jiangsu Province. Since May 2005, Mr. Levy has been chief executive officer of Board Advisory, a consulting firm advising public companies in the areas of corporate governance, corporate compliance, financial reporting and financial strategies.
"These appointments, following our two Board additions in December, add significant financial and corporate expertise to our company," said Takung chief executive Mr. Di Xiao. "We are confident this expertise will help Takung fulfill all obligations as a compliant U.S.-listed entity."
ABOUT TAKUNG ART CO., LTD: www.takungart.com
Based in Hong Kong, Takung Art Co., Ltd. is an online trading platform for acquiring shared ownership in Asian fine art, jewelry and precious gems. This proprietary platform allows collectors and investors -- including those with modest financial resources -- to buy and sell units of these assets and participate in the booming Asian art market. The company's shared ownership business model significantly expands the number of interactions between sellers and buyers of fine art far beyond those generated by art galleries and auction houses alone.
Takung operates its online trading platform via three wholly-owned subsidiaries, Hong Kong Takung Assets and Equity of Artworks Exchange Co. Ltd., Takung (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., and Takung Cultural Development (Tianjin) Co., Ltd.
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