FREMONT, CA, Oct. 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NEWMEDIAWIRE -- American BriVision (Holding) Corporation (OTCQB: ABVC) (the “Company”), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing therapeutic solutions in oncology/hematology, CNS, and ophthalmology, is pleased to announce that as of September 1, 2019, Mr. Chihliang “Andy” An was appointed as the Company’s new Chief Financial Officer.
Mr. An brings over 13 years of experience leading the financial, commercial, and business operations of growth-oriented global businesses to the Company. In his new role, he will lead the Company’s overall financial operations and financial analysis, including the budgeting, tax, treasury management, and capital markets roles.
“I am honored to join American BriVision at this exciting time, as the Company continues to advance the clinical development of its pipeline of drug and medical device candidates,” commented Mr. An. “I look forward to leading the finance department and making contributions to the Company’s progress.”
Prior to joining the Company, Mr. An served as the Managing Director - Investment Team at Yinyai Investment in Hong Kong. Before that, he served as a Senior Director of Sales and Operations at Goertek and as a consultant and Director of Finance at BioKey, Inc., which is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company. Additionally, he was also a Global Program Manager at Flextronics (now Flex Ltd.), an Investment Banking Analyst at Chardan Capital, and a Financial Analyst at Optoplex.
Mr. An received a Bachelor of Art degree in Statistics from Tamkang University in Taiwan and an MBA in Finance from the University of Kentucky.
About American BriVision
American BriVision is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on utilizing its licensed technology to conduct proof-of-concept trials through Phase II of the clinical development process at world-famous research institutions (such as Stanford University, University of California at San Francisco, and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center). The company has an active pipeline of six drugs and one medical device (ABV-1701/Vitargus®) under development.
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Andy An – Chief Financial Officer