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Executive Leadership

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

Scientist and entrepreneur leading WuXi since its founding in 2000. Formerly one of the founding scientists of Pharmacopeia, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCOP, acquired by Ligand). Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Columbia University. Awards and honors include “2015 Executive of the Year Award” from SCRIP, “The 25 Most Influential People in Biopharma in 2015”, “Forbes 25 Notable Chinese-Americans”, “The 60 Most Influential People during 60 Years Pharmaceutical Development in China”, and “Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year China Award”.

Edward Hu
Chief Financial Officer, Chief Investment 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, Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from University of California, San Francisco.

Xiaozhong Liu
Executive Vice President

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

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

Zhaohui Zhang
Senior Vice President of Operations

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.

Minzhang Chen, Ph.D.
CEO of STA, Senior Vice President of Process R&D and Manufacturing

Over 18 years' experience in Process R&D and API Manufacturing, formerly Director of Technical Operations at Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. Ph.D. in Synthetic Organic Chemistry from University of Minnesota.

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

Over 16 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.

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Senior Vice President and Head of Commercial Operations

Formerly Executive Director at Pfizer responsible for Asia R&D business development and operations, BSc in pharmacology from the University of Queensland and LLB from Bond University.

Felix Hsu
Senior Vice President, US Operations

Over 15 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.

Jason Liu, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer for Lab Testing Division

Over 18 years of experience in life science, clinical diagnostic, medical device, and drug discovery industry. Formerly held positions as Vice President, General Manager, and management positions at Hologic, Gen Probe, Applied Biosystems, and Bio Rad. Ph.D in Molecular Biology from Loma Linda University, MBA from Pepperdine University, and BA in Biochemistry from Shandong University.

John Long
Senior Vice President of Finance

20 years of professional financial management experience; Formerly Chief Financial Officer of Willis Group in China; Financial Controller of Fire & Security segment of Tyco International. MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and B.A. in Economics from University of International Business and Economics.

Hua Mu, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Global Head of Product Development Service and Partnership

Over 20 years of clinical research and development experience. Formerly Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Hutchison MediPharma. MD from West China University of Medical Sciences and Ph.D. in epidemiology from University of California at Berkeley.

Richard M. Soll, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President of International Discovery Service Unit

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.

Weichang Zhou, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Biologics Development and Manufacturing

Over 25 years of broad industrial experience and demonstrated accomplishments in biologics manufacturing process development; Senior Director of Commercial Cell Culture Development at Genzyme, Senior Director of Process Sciences and Engineering at PDL BioPharma; selected as a fellow of the American Chemical Society in 2013; Ph.D. from University of Hannover, Germany.