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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. 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”, “BayHelix Lifetime Achievement Award”, 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 operations, finance, IT, project management and strategic planning. MBA and M.S. in Chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University.

Steve Yang, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President, Chief Business Officer and Chief Strategy 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 27 years' experience in medicinal chemistry, formerly Research Advisor at Eli Lilly, Vion Pharmaceuticals and Bristol-Myers Squibb. Joined WuXi AppTec in 2004 as Chief Scientific Officer. Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Yale 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 Organic Chemistry from Columbia University.

Minzhang Chen, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, CEO of STA

Over 20 years' experience in Process R&D and API Manufacturing, formerly Director of Technical Operations at Vertex Pharmaceuticals. B.S. in Chemistry from Peking University and Ph.D. in Synthetic Organic Chemistry from University of Minnesota.

Chris Chen Photo Chris Chen, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer, WuXi Biologics

Over 18 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, Head of US Business Unit

Over 14 years’ experience at Medtronic for MDT Cardiac Surgery and MDT Corporate based in Minneapolis and Hong Kong. Key positions included GM for Cardiac Surgery in Asia Pacific and VP of Global Supply Chain. 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 20 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, Life Technologies-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.

Hannes Smarason
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, WuXi NextCODE Genomics

A prolific entrepreneur, investor, and advisor; previously the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Business and Finance at deCODE. M.D in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Peter Tong
Senior Vice President of Global Operations Division

Almost 20 years of experiences and expertise in business, operations and HR management in Huawei. Held progressive positions as Assistant President of Huawei University, Consumer Business Group (CBG) South Pacific Region President, HRVP of CBG, VP of Huawei group HR department etc. Master and bachelor degrees in legal major from Wuhan University.