Charge Enterprises, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRGE) (“Charge” or the “Company”), announced today its Board of Directors has appointed Jacky Wu as an independent director, effective June 16, 2023. Mr. Wu’s appointment expands the Board to ten members, six of whom are independent directors. Mr. Wu is currently the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of DigitalBridge Group, Inc., a global digital infrastructure investment firm (NYSE: DBRG). Prior to joining DigitalBridge, Mr. Wu was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Driven Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ: DRVN), North America’s largest automotive aftermarket platform. Prior to Driven Brands, Mr. Wu was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Xura, Inc (formerly Comverse, Inc.). Prior to Xura, Mr. Wu spent five years at American Tower Corporation (NYSE: AMT) where he was Vice President of Finance and Mergers and Acquisitions. Mr. Wu has over 15 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, beginning his career at Verizon Communications, where he served in numerous accounting, finance and business development roles of increasing scope and responsibility, including as Director and Chief Financial Officer of Verizon Digital Services Inc.
Mr. Wu was also a recipient of the 2012 Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executive Leader Award. Mr. Wu graduated Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa and with Departmental Honors with both an MBA as well as a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Tulane University. Mr. Wu will be a member of the Company’s Audit and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees.
“We are pleased to have Jacky join Charge Enterprises board of directors. He holds valuable expertise and varied skills that will help drive oversight, growth, and success of our Company,” said Andrew Fox, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Charge Enterprises.
About Charge Enterprises, Inc.
Charge Enterprises, Inc. is an electrical, broadband and EV charging infrastructure company that provides clients with end-to-end project management services. We operate in two segments: Infrastructure, which has a primary focus on EV charging, broadband and wireless, and electrical contracting services; and Telecommunications, which provides connection of voice calls, Short Message Services (SMS) and data to global carriers. Our vision is to be a leader in enabling the next wave of transportation and connectivity. By building, designing, and operating seamless infrastructure for electric vehicles, we aim to create a future where transportation is clean, efficient, and connected and to empower individuals, communities, and businesses to thrive in a more sustainable world. Our plan is to cultivate repeat customers and recurring revenue by deploying a multi-phased strategy, initially where investment in the EV charging revolution is taking place, the nation’s approximately 18,000 franchised auto dealers.
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