Hong Kong – STAR announced the appointment of John Lau, its current Group CFO, as president, China and Taiwan. Effective immediately, Lau will be tasked with overseeing STAR’s overall business interests in these two markets with Jack Gao, CEO of STAR China and Daniel Cheung, CEO of STAR Taiwan reporting to him. Succeeding Lau as STAR’s group CFO will be Eun J. Cho, who has been serving as the company’s deputy CFO since April this year. In her expanded portfolio, Cho will oversee STAR’s finance functions across the region and will also take a lead role in formulating financial strategies for the company. Both Lau and Cho will report to Paul Aiello, CEO of STAR. Lau joined STAR in 1998 as senior vice president, finance and was promoted to lead the company’s finance team in 2000. Prior to that, Lau was CFO of San Miguel Brewing International Ltd and has also held senior financial positions at GE Information Services, Philip Morris Asia Inc and Deloitte & Touche in Los Angeles. Cho joined STAR in April 2008 as deputy CFO from the Walt Disney Company, where she worked for 13 years in the US, the Europe Middle East Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific (APAC) regions, in a number of positions including VP of finance-Benelux & Regional Studio Controller (EMEA) and VP of finance/regional controller (APAC). Prior to that, she held senior management position at Mag Instrument Inc. and Deloitte & Touche in Orange County, California.