American Oriental Bioengineering Elects Eileen Brody to its Board of DirectorsAmerican Oriental Bioengineering Elects Eileen Brody to its Board of Directors
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HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 22, 2005-- American Oriental Bioengineering Inc.
, (OTCBB:AOBO - News), a rapidly growing Chinese company which produces and distributes a broad range of pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products, announced today that it has elected Eileen Brody
to its Board of Directors.Ms. Brody becomes the third independent director for the Company, which meets the American Stock Exchange's listing requirement for Board independence.She will also serve as the Chairperson of the Company's Audit Committee.Ms. Brody is an experience senior retail executive, with 21 years of experience helping retailers increase growth and profitability. From 1997 to 2004, Ms. Brody was Vice President of Merchandising and the General Merchandising Manager for Carter's Childrenwear's Retail Division, a division of The William Carter Company.
was in charge of the merchandising P&L for the 175 store nationwide chain.She
helped lead a turnaround effort, which produced record sales and profitability for seven consecutive years.While there, she
assisted the company in its successful New York Stock Exchange Initial Public Offering. "I am pleased to welcome Eileen to our Board of Directors," said Tony (Shujun) Liu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of American Oriental Bioengineering, Inc.
We look forward to using Eileen's
experience and expertise to help AOBO meet its aggressive growth objectives in the future."
"I am honored to be elected to the Board of Directors for American Oriental Bioengineering Incorporated
," said Ms. Brody
."The Company is at a wonderfully opportune juncture to experience dramatic growth within China and expand into new frontiers around the world.With the Company's strong strategic vision and proven leadership, the future is very bright.I am looking forward to adding my expertise to many facets of the business throughout this exciting time in its history." Prior to joining Carter's, Ms. Brody was the Director of Strategic Planning for Bob's Stores, a division of Melville Corporation.There, she led a strategic project team which helped turn the company's declining comparable same store sales into growth through enhanced merchandising and marketing strategies.Previously, she spent three years at the company as Director of Merchandise Planning, Distribution and Replenishment, helping to open new stores and improve relationships with business partners.She
also held various others operations and management roles during her
five years with the company. From 1983 to 1990 she was a Senior Manager and a CPA at the accounting firm of KPGM Peat Marwick.Ms. Brody
Undergraduate and MBA degrees from Pace University and a second MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business.She
received the Fitzie
Foundation Award in 1991, where she
was chosen by the Harvard Business School
and Fitzie Board of Trustees as the HBS Woman Best Demonstrating Exemplary Leadership, Academic Excellence and Commitment to Community.