Become a leading global bio-pharmaceutical company
for the development of novel drugs
Dr. Shui On LEUNG
Founder, Chairman of our Board, Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Leung has over 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 is also a director of the Hong Kong Genome Institute. Dr. Leung currently also serves as an adjunct professor of the Army Medical University (中國人民解放軍陸軍軍醫大學, formerly known as the Third Military Medical University (中國人民解放軍第三軍醫大學)) and 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). 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). 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 August 2003. 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 leading U.S. 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 1989 to June 1991.
Dr. Leung obtained his BSc and Mphil in biochemistry, as well as EMBA from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1984, 1986 and 2006, respectively. He earned his D.Phil. in molecular biology from the University of Oxford in Oxford, England in May 1989. Dr. Leung is a director of certain subsidiaries of the Company. He is also a substantial shareholder (within the meaning of the SFO) of the Company.
Dr. Wenyi LIU
Dr. Liu has years of experience in investment and operational management in the pharmaceutical industry. She has served as a general manager at Apricot Capital (上海杏澤投資管理有限公司), the co-general partner of Shanghai Xingze and the sole general partner of Xingze Xingzhan, each being our Pre-IPO Investor and our Shareholder, since October 2015. Prior to that, Dr. Liu worked as Deputy General Manager at Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai (上海證大喜瑪拉雅有限公司卓美亞喜瑪拉雅酒店) from September 2013 to December 2015. From March 2011 to September 2013, she served as Equity Analyst at Guotai Asset Management Co., Ltd. (國泰基金管理有限公司).
Dr. Liu received her bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Southampton in Southampton, England in June 2009 and master’s degree in economics from the University of Warwick in Coventry, England in November 2010. Dr. Liu obtained her Ph.D in healthcare management in a cohort-based program in collaboration between Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Institute for Hospital Management of Tsinghua University (清華大學) in May 2023. Dr. Liu obtained the securities qualification certificate issued by the Securities Association of China in November 2011.
Dr. Liu is the spouse of Mr. Jing QIANG, a substantial shareholder of the Company. Dr. Liu is also a director of certain subsidiaries of the Company, and a substantial shareholder (within the meaning of the SFO) of the Company.
Dr. Haigang CHEN
Dr. Chen has over 10 years of investment experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He has served as an investment director of Shanghai Yueyi Investment Centre (Limited Partnership) (上海月溢投資中心（有限合夥)), the co-general partner of Xingze Xinghe, one of our Pre-IPO Investors and our Shareholders, since September 2016.
Prior to that, Dr. Chen served as an analyst at Beijing Shennong Investment Management Co., Ltd. (北京神農投資管理股份有限公司) from December 2015 to August 2016. In September 2013, Dr. Chen started working at China International Capital Corporation Limited (中國國際金融股份有限公司), shares of which are listed on the Stock Exchange (stock code: 3908), and was holding the position of vice president of its research department when he left such employment in December 2015. From April 2011 to August 2013, Dr. Chen served as a senior manager at CITIC Securities Company Limited (中信證券股份有限公司), shares of which are listed on the Stock Exchange (stock code: 6030). From May 2010 to April 2011, Dr. Chen served as an analyst at Guizhou Huachuang Securities Broker Co., Ltd. (華創證券有限責任公司).
Dr. Chen earned his Medical Doctor degree in clinical medicine from Peking Union Medical College (北京協和醫學院) in July 2009. He obtained the securities qualification certificate issued by the Securities Association of China in June 2015.
Dr. Chen is also a director of certain subsidiaries of the Company.
Mr. Xun DONG
During the said employment, he rose through the ranks and held the position of assistant department manager before his departure from Baiyao Group to further his education. He re-joined Baiyao Group in 2006 as a vice president of sales of the native medicine division, and has held various positions since then. Mr. Dong currently serves as a director of Yunnan institute of materia medica (formerly known as Yunnan Institute of Medicine), a director both of the strategic development center and the office of the strategic committee and a general manager of the innovative research and development centre of Baiyao Group.
Mr. Lei SHI
Mr. Shi is currently a deputy general manager and secretary of the board of directors of Hainan Haiyao Co., Ltd. (海南海藥股份有限公司) (“Hainan Haiyao”). Hainan Haiyao is a substantial shareholder of the Company and its shares are listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 00566). From July 2013 to May 2015, Mr. Shi served as an intellectual property specialist and a senior manager of intellectual property research center of China Institute of Marine Technology & Economy of China State Shipbuilding Corporation (中國船舶工業綜合技術經濟研究院). From May 2015 to July 2019, he served as a senior legal manager of the policy and regulation department of China State Shipbuilding Corporation (中國船舶工業集團有限公司). From July 2019 to September 2021, Mr. Shi served as a vice director and the director of legal affairs department of Xinxing Jihua Pharmaceutical Holdings Co., Ltd. (新興際華醫藥控股有限公司). Mr. Shi obtained a master’s degree in civil and commercial law from Beijing University of Chemical Technology in 2013.
Dr. Jianmin ZHANG
Dr. Zhang is currently the chief scientific officer and head of institute of innovative medicine of Hainan Haiyao Co., Ltd. (海南海藥股份有限公司) (“Hainan Haiyao”). Hainan Haiyao is a substantial shareholder of the Company and its shares are listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 00566). From November 2019 to April 2023, Dr. Zhang served as a director of Medicinal Chemistry at Shanghai Jiyu Medical Technology Limited (上海濟煜醫藥科技有限公司). Prior to that, he served as a leader of medical research and development of innovative drug division at ApoPharma Inc. from September 2012 to August 2019 and served as a medical research and development scientist at Tranzyme Pharma, Inc. (now known as Ocera Therapeutics, Inc.) from May 2011 to September 2012.
Dr. Zhang obtained a master’s degree in Polymer Chemistry and Physics from Wuhan University in 2002. In 2007, Dr. Zhang earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry from The University of Alberta and did his postdoctoral training in the University of British Columbia from November 2007 to March 2011.
Mr. Dylan Carlo TINKER
Independent non-executive Director
Mr. Tinker obtained a B.A. from American University, School of International Service in 1991, with a joint degree in Economics and International Relations. Mr. Tinker attended graduate school at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C., the United States from 1991 to 1993.
Dr. Chi Ming LEE
Independent non-executive Director
Dr. Lee has over 30 years of experience in academic and biopharmaceutical arena. Dr. Lee served as a director of the Office of Research and Knowledge Transfer Services at The Chinese University of Hong Kong from 2016 to 2020. Before the latest appointment mentioned above, Dr. Lee had held senior positions in various multinational pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and academic institute between 1992 to 2013. His longest employment was with AstraZeneca with positions of an executive director of Translational Science in the areas of CNS and Pain Innovative Medicines in Sweden from 2011 to 2013, an executive director between 2007 to 2011 and a director from 2004 to 2007 of Translational Science in the areas of CNS and Pain Control Research Area in the USA, the global product director in CNS therapy area from 2002 to 2004 in Sweden. Prior with AstraZeneca, Dr. Lee had worked at Bayer Corporation between 1993 to 1998 and served as an associate director of the Institute for Dementia Research. From 1992 to 1993, Dr. Lee served as a senior group leader of Exploratory Neurodegeneration at Abbott Laboratories. Dr. Lee also served as a senior lecturer at the Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine of The Chinese University of Hong Kong from 1982 to 1992. Dr. Lee has extensive experience in working at the interface of R&D, developing global drug discovery strategy, forming collaborative joint ventures, evaluating licensing opportunities and facilitating strategic alignment of the tasks and goals of the discovery and development functions.
Dr. Lee has been actively engaged in promoting scientific activities. He was an active member of the FNIH Biomarker Consortium Neuroscience Steering Committee, the European Innovative Medicine Initiative (IMI) on NEWMEDS and the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Neuroforum, which focus on biomarkers and translational R&D for CNS diseases.
Dr. Lee received his Ph.D. from Cambridge University and did his post-doctoral training at John Hopkins University.
During 2015 to 2019, Dr. Lee was an independent nonexecutive director of YiChang HEC Changjiang Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (宜昌東陽光長江藥業股份有限公司) (stock code: 01558), a company listed on the Stock Exchange.
Mr. Ping Cho Terence HON
Independent non-executive Director
Mr. Hon has over 35 years of experience in accounting, treasury and financial management. Mr. Hon has served as an independent non-executive director of Xiabuxiabu Catering Management (China) Holdings Co., Ltd. (stock code: 520), 361 Degrees International Limited (stock code: 1361) and Daphne International Holdings Limited (stock code: 210), all of which are companies listed on the Stock Exchange. Mr. Hon was also an independent non-executive director of Jimu Group Limited (stock code:8187), a company listed on the Growth Enterprise Market of the Stock Exchange from December 2017 to May 2021. He was previously the chief financial officer and company secretary of DTXS Silk Road Investment Holdings Company Limited (stock code: 620), a company listed on the Stock Exchange, from June 2016 (as chief financial officer) and November 2016 (as company secretary) until September 2018. Prior to that, Mr. Hon worked at a number of companies, including at Auto Italia Holdings Limited (stock code: 720) as chief financial officer and company secretary between December 2013 and April 2016, China Dongxiang (Group) Co., Ltd. (Stock Exchange: 3818) as chief financial officer between December 2010 and October 2012, Ka Wah Construction Materials (Hong Kong) Limited as chief financial officer between September 2008 and December 2010, TOM Group Limited (stock code: 2383) between June 2001 and February 2008 with his last position as the group finance director, and Ng Fung Hong Limited as a company secretary of the group between 1996 and 2001. Before moving to the commercial sector, Mr. Hon worked in an international accounting firm.
Mr. Hon is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He obtained a master’s degree in business administration (financial services) from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in November 2004.
Mr. George William Hunter CAUTHERLEY
Independent non-executive Director
Mr. Cautherley has over 55 years of experience of distributing a wide range of medical products and pharmaceuticals in Hong Kong, China and South East Asian countries and for the past 40 years through companies of which he has been CEO and substantive shareholder. For almost 20 years, his principal business groups have also been involved in manufacturing medical devices and pharmaceuticals in China. In addition to his core business interests, Mr. Cautherley has been an investor in a number of biotechnology start-up/early stage enterprises in Europe and Hong Kong and has served on the boards of several of these companies.
Mr. Cautherley was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration by Edinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom and the holder of the award of Office of the British Empire conferred by Queens Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.