New Independent Director Brings Significant Leadership Experience and Expertise in Institutional Development to Board
BEIJING, Dec. 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Luckin Coffee Inc. (“Luckin Coffee” or the “Company”) (OTC: LKNCY) today announced the appointment of Mr. Joel A. Getz as an independent director of its Board of Directors (the “Board”).
“As we continue enhancing our focus on sustainable growth, we are delighted to welcome Mr. Getz to our Board as an independent director,” said Dr. Jinyi Guo, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Luckin Coffee. “In light of his significant leadership experience with leading organizations in the United States and expertise in institutional development, we are confident Mr. Getz will provide invaluable guidance and oversight as we work to execute on our strategic priorities. Our Board and senior management team look forward to working closely with Mr. Getz to achieve our mission and deliver long-term, sustainable value to our shareholders.”
With the appointment of Mr. Getz, the Board is expanded to ten directors.
About Mr. Joel A. Getz
Mr. Joel A. Getz currently serves as the Deputy Dean for Alumni, Development, and Special Initiatives at the Yale School of Management, which he joined in February 2008. At the Yale School of Management, Mr. Getz is in charge of all fundraising and alumni initiatives. Prior to joining the Yale School of Management, Mr. Getz worked with a number of organizations including Stanford University and the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City. Mr. Getz was President of the Mayor’s Fund, working with New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, deputy mayors, and agency commissioners, as well as a 50-member board of top CEOs, financiers, philanthropists and community leaders, to plan, prioritize and implement fundraising initiatives to support civic improvements in the City of New York. From 1990 to 1997 Mr. Getz was the President and Co-Founder of Rim Pacific, a manufacturing and distribution firm focusing on art reproductions. Mr. Getz received his B.A. in 1986 from Harvard University where he was First Marshal of his class and has served on the board of the Alumni Association.
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About Luckin Coffee
Luckin Coffee (OTC: LKNCY) has pioneered a technology-driven retail network to provide coffee and other products of high quality, high convenience and high affordability to customers. Empowered by proprietary technologies, Luckin Coffee pursues its vision to build a world-class coffee brand and become a part of everyone’s daily life. Luckin Coffee was founded in 2017 and is based in China. For more information, please visit investor.lkcoffee.com.
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