Steven Cao, the CEO of Edelman China, has been absent from work for over a week, after “cooperating with authorities” on the investigation of his business former business partner Rui Chenggang.
Rui, a popular CCTV host, was detained over corruption allegations in mid-July.
Edelman confirmed to Marketing Magazine, Human Resources’ sister publication, in an email that it had lost contact with its CEO, adding further information about his whereabouts was not immediately available.
Cao and Rui Chenggang founded PR firm Pegasus Communications, which Edelman acquired a majority stake in 2007.
Click here to continue reading.
This article first appeared on Marketing Magazine.