Cheng Chong, the former vice president of operations for Beijing-based online matchmaking site Jiayuan.com, has joined online classifieds site 58.com as head of its matchmaking operations.
While at Jiayuan, Cheng handled overall operations as well as value-added services offered by the site. Prior to Jiayuan, Cheng served as CEO assistant and product operations manager for Chinese social networking site 51.com, preceded by time with Shanda Interactive's (Nasdaq: SNDA) Shanda Online as head of its operations center.
Editor's Note: 58.com has recruited a string of Chinese internet industry veterans over the last several months, including not only Cheng Chong, but also Zhang Chuan, former Baidu Union content network product director, and Li Jian, former Baidu product director responsible for all vertical search products and most knowledge-base and community products. Earlier, in June this year, 58.com appointed Zhou Hao, former senior executive for General Electric's Greater China operations, to the position of CFO, and in April added Duan Dong, former VP at Chinese B2C baby care and maternity products site Redbaby, as vice president in charge of human resources.