TikTok owner ByteDance elects senior lawyer Julie Gao as CFO

SINGAPORE — ByteDance Ltd., the Chinese owner of the short video platform TikTok, appointed a senior China-focused lawyer as their new CFO, filling a vacancy that has been vacant for several months as the company’s plans for a public offering have stalled. .

Julie Gao, a Hong Kong-based former senior partner at law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, will join the firm as its chief financial officer, according to a letter to staff seen by The Wall Street Journal verified by the firm . Gao is known in the industry for its role as an advisor on the initial share sale of major Chinese technology startups.

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