New York City-based Pacific Delight Tours has announced a new management team. Jerry Pi, a China travel industry veteran with more than 15 years experience, takes over as president. Grace Wu, a former Wall Street executive, has been named executive vice president.
Jerry Pi will continue to build upon the strong relationships Pacific Delight has enjoyed with its many vendors, airlines and cruise companies, first developed by the company’s founder, Frances Luk, 38 years ago. Besides overseeing the overall operations of the company, he will also be responsible for positioning the company for expansion and launching new marketing programs. Pi has worked in China’s fast-growing travel industry since 1993, much of it on the expansion of travel along the Yangtze River. He also worked for BTS USA, a global business strategy company, as a consultant and team leader.
Grace Wu, who assumes the responsibility of treasurer and controller for Pacific Delight, has spent more than 10 years on Wall Street— most recently spearheading the development of new products within Merrill Lynch’s Global Credit Derivatives Group. Wu was also vice president with JPMorgan’s Investment Banking group and holds a master's degree in finance from the London Business School and a BS in industrial engineering and economics from Columbia University.