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Executive Leadership

Ge Li, Ph.D.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

One of our founders, entrepreneur; formerly one of the founding scientists of Pharmacopeia. Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Columbia University.

Edward Hu
Chief Investment Officer, Chief Financial Officer

Formerly Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Tanox, responsible for finance, IT, project management and strategic planning. MBA and M.S. in Chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University.

Steve Yang, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Formerly Vice President and Head of Asia and Emerging Markets iMed at AstraZeneca, Vice President, Head of R&D Asia at Pfizer, PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from University of California, San Francisco.

Shuhui Chen, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer

Over 18 years' experience in medicinal chemistry, formerly Research Advisor at Eli Lilly, Vion Pharmaceuticals and Bristol-Myers Squibb. Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Yale University.

Suhan Tang, Ph.D.
Chief Manufacturing Officer

Over 15 years' experience in development manufacturing industry, formerly a principal scientist at Schering-Plough Research Institute. Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Columbia University.

Xiaozhong Liu
Executive Vice President

One of our founders, entrepreneur; B.S. from Peking University and EMBA from China Europe International Business School.

Chris Chen Photo Chris Chen, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Biologics Services

Over 12 years' experience in large scale cell culture development and manufacturing and mab/vaccine development, formerly CEO of Shanghai Kanda Biotechnology; COO of Shanghai Celgen; Director of Process Science and Production at Eli Lilly/AME, Manager of BioProcess Technology at Merck. Ph.D. from University of Delaware, B.S. from Tsinghua University.

Felix Hsu
Senior Vice President, US Operations

Over 14 years’ experience at Medtronic, held positions in marketing, quality, operations and general management in MDT Cardiac Surgery and MDT Corporate based in Minneapolis and Hong Kong. MBA from the University of Michigan and B.S. in Electrical Engineering from General Motors Institute.

Richard M. Soll, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President of Integrated Services, Head of Corporate Alliances

Over 25 years' experience in medicinal chemistry, drug discovery and development, formerly Vice President of Research and Development and Chief Scientific Officer at TargeGen. Ph.D. in Chemistry from Dartmouth College and Chemistry post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University.

Joseph Vacca, Ph. D.
Senior Vice President, Early Success Sharing Partnerships

Over 30 years' experience in chemistry, formerly Vice President of Chemistry and Global Head of Structural Chemistry at Merck, Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Zhaohui Zhang
Senior Vice President of Operations, Head of Domestic Marketing

One of our founders, entrepreneur, formerly Vice President of Domestic Marketing of WuXi AppTec, EMBA from China Europe International Business School.

Ning Zhao, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President of Operations, Head of Corporate Human Resources

One of our co-founders, formerly Vice President of Analytical Services and Lead Advisor of Analytical Services Operations of WuXi AppTec, previously held various positions at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Pharmacopeia and Wyeth, Ph.D. in Natural Product and Analytical Chemistry from Columbia University.