WSP Holdings Appoints Weidong Wang '94/'99 as Independent Director
WSP Holdings Limited, a leading Chinese manufacturer of API ("American Petroleum Institute") and non-API seamless casing, tubing and drill pipes used in oil and natural gas exploration, drilling and extraction ("Oil Country Tubular Goods" or "OCTG"), today announced that its board of directors appointed Mr. Weidong Wang as an independent director of the Company effective August 21, 2009 to replace Mr. Wai Kit Lau who had resigned from the board. Mr. Wang will serve on WSP Holdings' board and audit committee and will serve as chairman of the compensation committee.
Weidong Wang is a partner at DeHeng Law, one of the largest law firms in China, where he practices in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private equity, corporate finance and corporate governance. He has represented clients in a variety of public and private offerings of equity and debt securities. He has advised clients in a variety of industries, including energy, oil field services, manufacturing and finance. Prior to DeHeng Law, Mr. Wang worked in the corporate and securities group of Sidley Austin in Chicago from 1998 to 2002. Mr. Wang received his Master of Law and Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Chicago Law School. He also received a Master of Comparative Law from Brigham Young University Law School. He has been an adjunct professor at the International MBA program of Peking University since 2002 and served as a visiting scholar at Peking University Law School. He published a number of articles in the areas of corporate and securities laws in journals and newspapers.