November 26, 2007 // Franchising.com // InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (IHG) today announces that Ms Ying Yeh has been appointed an additional independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. She will join the IHG Board with effect from 1 December 2007.
Ying Yeh is Chairman and President, North Asia Region, General Manager for External Affairs, Asia, and Vice President of Eastman Kodak Company. Ms Yeh is also a Non-Executive Director of AB Volvo and of China Lucky Film Corporation, China's largest media materials manufacturer.
Ying Yeh joined Eastman Kodak in 1997, and progressed through a number of general management roles for Greater China and Asia, with a focus on government affairs and public relations. Prior to joining Kodak, she had a distinguished career as a diplomat serving with the US Foreign Service for 15 years as Commercial Counsel in Guangzhou, Trade Commissioner in Hong Kong and, later, as Minister Counsellor for Commercial Affairs in Beijing. In her early career Ms Yeh was a consultant for multinational corporations in Washington DC and a radio and TV journalist.
Commenting on her appointment, David Webster, IHG's Non-Executive Chairman, said "I am delighted that Ying has agreed to join our Board. Her contribution to multilateral commercial and trade relations over many years is widely recognised and her in-depth knowledge of doing business in the Asia Pacific region will be of great value to IHG. We very much look forward to welcoming her to the Board".
Ying Yeh will serve on the Remuneration and Nomination Committees of the IHG Board.