Xuefeng YU, co-founder of CanSino Biologics, was appointed executive director on January 13, 2009. He has also served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) since January 2009. He is primarily responsible for overseeing strategic development, overall operations and management as well as being the major decision-making force of our company. In addition, Dr. Yu is also responsible for managing our commercial operations center. He has more than 30 years' experience in biotech research and development. From September 1990 to June 1991, Dr. Yu worked as a lecturer in the Biology Department at Nankai University. From 1996 to 1998, he served as staff scientist at IBEX Technologies, Inc. (a company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange Venture Exchange, ticker symbol: IBT). Dr. Yu joined Sanofi Pasteur in May 1998 and held the position of director of fermentation development in Canada when he left the company in August 2009.
Shou Bai CHAO, PhD
Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer
Shou Bai CHAO, became executive director on June 22, 2018 and Chief Operating Officer （COO）on May 1, 2018. He is deputy general manager of our company and is primarily responsible for the management of daily operations and strategy development. In addition, Dr. Chao also oversees production management and quality control. With nearly 33 years' experience in the biotechnology industry, he formerly served as Vice President and Senior Vice President at AstraZeneca plc from January 2008 to April 2018, and was president and the Board Director at the Chinese Biopharmaceutical Association-USA from June 2014 to June 2016.
Tao ZHU is a co-founder of our company. Dr. Zhu was appointed as executive director on January 13, 2009 and has served as the chief scientific officer since January 2009. He is primarily responsible for leading vaccine research and development for CanSinoBIO. In addition, Dr. Zhu also oversees the management of regulatory and clinical affairs. Together with experts from the Academy of Military Medical Sciences, Dr. Zhu led the development and pre-clinical research of the only available recombinant ebola vaccine in China, the production of which was approved by the CFDA. He also led the combinational vaccine project and PBPV project, both of which have been selected as one of the major science and technology projects in the National Twelfth Five-Year Plan for “Significant New Drug Creation” . His achievements also include the establishment of a conjugation technology platform and the development of a variety of vectors including CRM197, plus the process development, pre-clinical research and clinical application of several products, including MCV4, and the invention of seven patents in the PRC.
Dongxu QIU, PhD
Co-Founder/Executive Director/Senior Vice President
Dongxu QIU, a co-founder of our company. He was appointed as an executive director on January 13, 2009, and has served as senior vice president since January 2009. He is primarily responsible for advising on the business and strategic development of our company. Dr. Qiu has around 25 years' experience in the biotechnology industry. Dr. Qiu has led several rounds of corporate financing as well as the technology transfers . From January 1993 to April 1997, he was a research scientist at Biomira. Inc. From 1999 to 2000, he served as associate director of product operations at Altarex Inc., responsible for analytical development and product formulation. Dr. Qiu became head of scientific operations at ARIUS Research Inc. from 2000 to 2002, president of Asia at MDS Capital from May 2003 to September 2005, deputy general manager at Shanghai Jima Pharmaceutical Technology Co., Ltd. from 2006 to 2009, and general manager at ChinaBio LLC from March 2007 to April 2011.
Helen Huihua MAO, PhD
Co-Founder/Senior Vice President
Helen Huihua MAO is a co-founder of our Company. Dr. Mao was appointed as senior vice president in 2011. She is primarily responsible for international regulatory affairs and has served as senior vice president of quality operations and head of quality for our company. Dr. Mao has over 25 years of experiences in pharmaceutical as well as biological research & development, technology transfer, plus quality and regulatory compliance. She established quality management systems to meet CFDA, WHO, USFDA and EU GMP regulations for vaccine research & development, clinical trial materials manufacturing and commercialization. Prior to joining our company, Dr. Mao held various positions with increasing responsibilities in several companies in North America. . She is also an adjunct professor at Tianjin University of Sciences and Technology.
Vice President for Finance and Capital Markets /Secretary of the Board
Jing WANG , was appointed vice president for finance and capital markets on May 21, 2018, and has been the secretary of the Board since February 2017. Ms. Wang joined the Company in June 2012, and held several positions before she was appointed as vice president. Ms. Wang has led the establishment of our financing, financial management, human resources and administration systems as well as completing the fundraising of approximately RMB743 million. From July 2005 to May 2012, Ms. Wang worked at several subsidiaries of Tasly Holding Group Co., Ltd. , where she was responsible for business development of pharmaceutical products, including vaccines in domestic and overseas markets. From March 2002 to June 2005, Ms. Wang worked at Sinochem Tianjin Import and Export Corporation. Ms. Wang obtained her master’s degree in engineering from Peking University in January 2011.
Zhongqi SHAO, PhD
Vice President for Vaccine Research
Zhongqi SHAO, was appointed vice president for Vaccine Research. Dr. Shao joined CanSino in 2011 as VP of R&D. He is responsible for new antigen discovery and expression, proof of concept studies on new vaccine candidates, as well as analytical science and assay development. Dr. Shao received his Ph.D. in bacterial physiology from Concordia University, and worked as a post-doctoral research fellow at the Soils and Crops Research and Development Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.
Vice President for Regulatory Affairs
Lifeng XU, was appointed vice president for Regulatory Affairs. Ms.Xu has 27 years’experience in product development, regulatory affairs and project management of vaccines, such as the preventive and therapeutic hepatitis B vaccine, MMR ( measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine, rabies vaccine and varicella vaccine, etc. Prior to joining CanSinoBIO, she held the position of deputy director of Research and Registration at CNBG. There she led her team in obtaining three new drug licenses and two CTAs. Before joining the bio-pharmaceutical industry, Ms.Xu earned a medical degree and worked at Chengde Hospital as an internist for 5 years.
Vice President for Production Center
Liesheng CHEN, was appointed vice president at the Production Centre. He graduated from East China University of Science and Technology and has 30 years' experience in biological products production management. He formerly worked at the Shanghai Institute of Biological Products research center, Shanghai Rongsheng Biotech CO.,LTD., and Walvax Biotechnology Co.,Ltd. where he participated in a number of vaccine research projects as well as carrying out developmental and industrialisation work.
Vice President for Quality Center
Xiaoman DONG, was appointed as vice president of the Quality Centre. Ms. Dong graduated from Xi'an Jiao Tong University, and has impressive industry experience with more than 30 years working on biological product quality management systems. She formerly worked at the Lanzhou Institute of Biological Products, Beijing Tiantan Biological Products Co. Ltd., Jiangsu Walvax Biotech Company, and was former researcher, vaccine quality manager, quality authorisation manager, and deputy general manager. Ms. Dong has overseen vaccine quality management projects several times, including 15 GMP certifications and re-certifications of vaccine products. She also led quality management operations for multiple vaccine raw liquid and freeze-dried preparation workshops while processing the design, construction, verification, and carrying out trial production and operation.
Vice President of Marketing Department
Yonghui WU, was appointed as vice president of the Marketing Department. Mr. Wu has a master's degree in business administration from the University of International Business and Economics, and a bachelor's degree in preventive medicine from Beijing Medical University. With nearly 25 years of experience in the bio-pharmaceutical market, Mr. Wu has previously worked at Sanofi-Pasteur, Beijing Novartis Pharma, Beijing Boya Wei-ming United Stem Cell Technology Co., Ltd., Beijing Renhe Huatai Technology Co., Ltd., Beijing Origincell Biotechnology Co., Ltd., Liaoning Aimei Bio-vaccine Co., Ltd., and other top enterprises. Yonghui Wu has a keen market sense which allows him to effectively grasp market dynamics and market direction. He also has excellent coordination, communication, media management and public relations skills. During his tenure at Sanofi-Pasteur, he formed and managed a team of more than 60 people, responsible for several times increase in regional sales over four years.