Dr. Shui On LEUNG
Founder, Chairman of our Board, Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Leung was appointed as a Director and the chairman of our Board in April 2001 and subsequently appointed as our chief executive officer in January 2003 and subsequently designated as an executive Director in June 2019. Dr. Leung is primarily responsible for formulating overall strategic directions, overseeing scientific and
clinical R&D activities and managing overall operations of our Group.
Dr. Leung has nearly 30 years of experience in the field of molecular immunology and therapeutic monoclonal antibodies. Dr. Leung has been a member of the first session of Biotech Advisory Panel of the Stock Exchange since April 2018. He has also been an adjunct professor of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology since September 2018. From 2011 to 2014, Dr. Leung was an adjunct professor of Fudan University, China (復旦大學). Dr. Leung was also an adjunct professor of the Army Medical University (中國人民解放軍陸軍軍醫大學, formerly the Third Military Medical University (中國人民解放軍第三軍醫大學)), China and the Air Force Medical University (中國人民解放軍空軍軍醫大學), formerly known as the Fourth Military Medical University (中國人民解放軍第四軍醫大學)). Prior to joining our Company, Dr. Leung served as the managing director of the Hong Kong Institute of Biotechnology Limited, which is currently a biotechnology R&D arm of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, from September 2000 to December 2002. Dr. Leung was an adjunct professor of the Chinese University of Hong Kong from February 2001 to January 2004. From May 1991 to in or around August 2000, he held several positions in Immunomedics, Inc. (“Immunomedics”), a U.S. leading antibody-drug conjugate company, including an associate director of the molecular biology department and an executive director of the biology research department. During his term with Immunomedics, Dr. Leung was awarded grants by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services multiple times for his research programs, including “Engineering a Unique Conjugation Site on AB Light Chain” and “A Humanised Antibody for Breast Cancer Treatment”. In October 1996, Dr. Leung was appointed as an adjunct assistant member of the Centre for Molecular Medicine & Immunology at Garden State Cancer Centre. Dr. Leung was also engaged in postdoctoral research at Yale University, U.S.A. from July 1990 to June 1992. Dr. Leung was a director of Novelmab from September 2011 to July 2018, our then subsidiary in Hong Kong, which was dissolved by deregistration on 8 May 2019 under section 751 of the Companies Ordinance (Chapter 622 of the Laws of Hong Kong).
Dr. Leung obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biochemistry from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in December 1984 and October 1986, respectively. He earned his Ph.D. in molecular biology from the University of Oxford in Oxford, England in May 1990.