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David Yang appointed as Deputy Managing Director and Head of Operations & Finance for China

Senior executive with more than 25 years of experience to strengthen the capabilities of Colliers’ business operations and finance functions in China.

SHANGHAI, CHINA, 2 SEPTEMBER 2021 – Leading diversified professional services and investment management firm Colliers (NASDAQ and TSX: CIGI) has today announced the appointment of David Yang as Deputy Managing Director and Head of Operations & Finance | China, effective immediately.

Reporting into Paul Baxter, Chief Operating Officer | Asia Pacific and Tammy Tang, Managing Director | China, Yang will lead the finance teams at Colliers in China and work closely with the business operations teams across various regions in China. In addition, he will collaborate with other business operations teams across Asia Pacific (APAC) to drive exceptional results for Colliers’ business in the region.

Based in Shanghai, China, Yang will be tasked with shaping the future development strategy and setting the leadership direction for Colliers’ business operations and finance functions in China, partnering with Tang to strengthen decision-making and drive long-term success for the business, while contributing to his counterparts in APAC through working closely with Baxter.

A China Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Internal Auditor, Yang brings with him more than 25 years of experience in business operations and finance, accumulated at well-established companies, including Control Solutions International and China Business News. Prior to joining Colliers, he was Vice President of Finance & Operations at Merkle China and led his team in improving the business’s operational efficiency through the implementation of successful strategies that fuse industry best practices.

Baxter commented: “David will be a valuable addition to the team. With his strong expertise and experience, I am confident that he will be able to exceed expectations and lead the Operations & Finance team to drive exceptional results for our business.”
Tang commented: “We are excited to have David join our team to drive our operations and finance functions in China. His expertise and enterprising spirit to strive for excellence in his undertakings will surely be a boost to our business in China. I look forward to collaborating closely with him to lead our industry into the future.”

Yang commented: “Colliers is known to be one of the world's fastest-growing commercial real estate companies. Together with Tammy and Paul, I will build on this leading edge and continue to help accelerate the success of our clients and our people, together with my team.”

Media Contact:
Winnie Tong
Marketing & Communications | China 
+8621 6141 4376