PARIS, Jan 11 (Reuters) -
* Chinese grain trading firm COFCO International said in a statement on Friday that Chief Operating Officer Hong (Selina) Yang is to retire.
* The announcement follows last month’s appointment of Wei (David) Dong as chief executive officer, succeeding Jingtao (Johnny) Chi who remains chairman.
* Yang joined COFCO International in 2015 and last year was appointed to the newly created position of COO.
* A COFCO International spokesman said Yang’s retirement was effective Friday and that she would not be replaced in the COO role. (Reporting by Gus Trompiz, editing by Louise Heavens)