Mr. Simon To, aged 71, has been a Director since 2000 and an Executive Director and Chairman of the Company since 2006. He is also a member of the Nomination Committee, Remuneration Committee and Technical Committee of the Company. He is the managing director of Hutchison Whampoa (China) Limited (“Hutchison China”) and has been with Hutchison China for over 40 years, building its business from a small trading company to a multi-billion dollar investment group. He has negotiated major transactions with multinational corporations such as Procter & Gamble, Lockheed, Pirelli, Beiersdorf, United Airlines, and British Airways. He is currently a non-executive director of Gama Aviation Plc and formerly served as independent non-executive director on the boards of China Southern Airlines Company Limited and Air China Limited. In addition, Mr To is a director of certain substantial shareholders (within the meaning of the Securities and Futures Ordinance) of the Company and certain companies controlled by substantial shareholders of the Company.
Mr To’s career in China spans more than 45 years. He is the original founder of the China healthcare business of Hutchison Whampoa Limited (currently a subsidiary of CK Hutchison Holdings Limited(“CKHH”)) and has been instrumental in its acquisitions made to date. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College, London and a Master in Business Administration from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.
Dr Weiguo Su, aged 65, has been an Executive Director since 2017 and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since March 4, 2022. He is also Chief Scientific Officer of the Company since 2012. He is also a member of Technical Committee of the Company. Dr Su has headed all drug discovery and research since he joined the Company, including master-minding the scientific strategy of the Company, being a key leader of the Oncology/Immunology operations, and responsible for the discovery of each and every small molecule drug candidate in our pipeline. Prior to joining the Company in 2005, Dr Su worked with the U.S. research and development department of Pfizer, Inc.
In 2017, Dr Su was granted the prestigious award by the China Pharmaceutical Innovation and Research Development Association (PhIRDA) as one of the Most Influential Drug R&D Leaders in China.
Dr Su received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Fudan University in Shanghai and completed a PhD and Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Chemistry at Harvard University under the guidance of Nobel Laureate Professor E. J. Corey.
Mr Johnny Cheng, aged 56, has been an Executive Director since 2011 and Chief Financial Officer of the Company since 2008. He is a member of the Sustainability Committee of the Company.
Prior to joining the Company, Mr Cheng was Vice President, Finance of Bristol Myers Squibb in China and was a director of Sino-American Shanghai Squibb Pharmaceuticals Ltd. and Bristol-Myers Squibb (China) Investment Co. Ltd. in Shanghai between late 2006 and 2008.
Mr Cheng started his career as an auditor with Price Waterhouse (currently PricewaterhouseCoopers) in Australia and then KPMG in Beijing before spending eight years with Nestlé China where he was in charge of a number of finance and control functions in various operations. Mr Cheng received a Bachelor of Economics, Accounting Major from the University of Adelaide and is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.
Dr Dan Eldar, aged 69, has been a Non-executive Director of the Company since 2016. He has more than 30 years of experience as a senior executive, leading global operations in telecommunications, water, biotech and healthcare. He is an executive director of Hutchison Water Israel Ltd which focuses on large scale projects including desalination, wastewater treatment and water reuse. He was formerly an independent non-executive director of Leumi Card Ltd., a subsidiary of Bank Leumi Le-Israel B.M., one of Israel’s leading credit card companies.
Dr Eldar received a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Government from Harvard University, Master of Arts degree in Government from Harvard University, Master of Arts degree in Political Science and Public Administration from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Ms Edith Shih, aged 71, has been a Non-executive Director since 2006, the Company Secretary of the Company and the company secretary of Group companies since 2000. She is also chairman of the Sustainability Committee of the Company. She has over 35 years of experience in legal, regulatory, corporate finance, compliance and corporate governance fields. She is also executive director and company secretary of CKHH. She has been with the Cheung Kong (Holdings) Limited (“CKH”) group since 1989 and with Hutchison Whampoa Limited (“HWL”) since 1991. Both CKH and HWL were formerly listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited and became wholly-owned subsidiaries of CKHH in 2015. She has acted in various capacities within the HWL group, including head group general counsel and company secretary of HWL as well as director and company secretary of HWL subsidiaries and associated companies. Ms Shih is in addition a non-executive director of Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited, Hutchison Port Holdings Management Pte. Limited as the trustee-manager of Hutchison Port Holdings Trust and a commissioner of PT Duta Intidaya Tbk. In addition, Ms Shih is a director of certain substantial shareholders (within the meaning of the Securities and Futures Ordinance) of the Company and certain companies controlled by certain substantial shareholders of the Company. The aforementioned companies are either subsidiaries or associated companies of CKHH of which Ms Shih has oversight as a director of CKHH. She is a past international president and current member of the Council of The Chartered Governance Institute (“CGI”) as well as a past president and current honorary advisor of The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute (“HKCGI”) and current chairperson of its nomination committee. Further, she is also chairman of the Process Review Panel for the Accounting and Financial Reporting Council (formerly known as the Financial Reporting Council) and a member of the Securities and Futures Appeals Tribunal and of the Executive Committee and Council of The Hong Kong Management Association.
Ms Shih is a solicitor qualified in England and Wales, Hong Kong and Victoria, Australia and a fellow of both the CGI and HKCGI, holding Chartered Secretary and Chartered Governance Professional dual designations. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Arts degree from the University of the Philippines as well as a Master of Arts degree and a Master of Education degree from Columbia University, New York.
Ms Ling Yang, aged 43, has been a Non-executive Director of the Company since 2023. She has been the managing director of Carlyle and co-head of Carlyle Asia Healthcare since November 2021, in charge of advising in healthcare investment and portfolio activities of Carlyle in China. She is also chairwoman and non-executive director of ADICON Holdings Limited and director of Shenzhen Salubris Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd.
Prior to Carlyle Group, Ms Yang worked in private equity at KKR Asia Limited and in investment banking at Goldman Sachs in the U.S.
Ms Yang graduated summa cum laude and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa with a bachelor’s degrees in economics and computer science from Smith College and she received her master of business administration degree from Harvard Business School.
Mr Paul Rutherford Carter, aged 62, has been a senior Independent Non-executive Director of the Company since 2017. He is also chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and Technical Committee of the Company. He has more than 26 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. From 2006 to 2016, Mr Carter served in various senior executive roles at Gilead Sciences, Inc. (“Gilead”), a research-based biopharmaceutical company, with the last position as executive vice president, commercial operations. In this role, Mr Carter headed the worldwide commercial organization responsible for the launch and commercialization of all of the products of Gilead. He also worked as a senior executive at GlaxoSmithKline Plc. He is currently a director of Immatics N.V. and VectivBio Holding AG. He is the chairman of Evox Therapeutics and a retained advisor to several firms active in the life sciences sector. He was formerly a director of Alder BioPharmaceuticals, Inc. and Mallinckrodt plc.
Mr Carter received a degree in Business Studies from the Ealing School of Business and Management (now merged into University of West London) and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in the United Kingdom.
Mr Graeme Jack, aged 72, has been an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company since 2017. He is also chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee of the Company. He has more than 40 years of experience in finance and audit. He retired as partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2006 after a distinguished career with the firm for over 33 years. He is currently an independent non-executive director of The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (an international supplier of equipment and services to the freight rail transportation markets) and Hutchison Port Holdings Management Pte. Limited as the trustee-manager of Hutchison Port Holdings Trust (a developer and operator of deep water container terminals). He was formerly a director of COSCO SHIPPING Development Co., Ltd. (formerly known as “China Shipping Container Lines Company Limited”, an integrated financial services platform principally engaged in vessel and container leasing).
Mr Jack received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University of New South Wales, Australia and is a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and an Associate of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.
Professor Tony Mok, aged 62, has been an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company since 2017. He is also chairman of the Nomination Committee and a member of the Sustainability Committee and Technical Committee of the Company. Professor Mok has more than 31 years of experience in clinical oncology with his main research interest focusing on biomarker and molecular targeted therapy in lung cancer. He is currently Li Shu Fan Medical Foundation named professor and chairman of department of clinical oncology at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Professor Mok has contributed to over 250 articles in international peer reviewed journals, as well as multiple editorials and textbooks. In October 2018, Professor Mok was the first Chinese to be bestowed with the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Lifetime Achievement Award, one of the most prestigious international honors and recognitions given to cancer researchers, for his contribution to and leadership in lung cancer research worldwide.
Professor Mok is a non-executive director of AstraZeneca PLC, a non-executive independent director of Lunit USA Inc. and a member of the scientific advisory board of Prenetics Global Limited (“Prenetics”). He is co-founder of Sanomics Limited (acquired by ACT Genomics Holdings Ltd. in November 2021) and Aurora Tele-Oncology Limited. He was formerly a board director of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (“ASCO”), a steering committee member of the Chinese Society of Clinical Oncology, past president of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, and the chairman of the board of ACT Genomics Holdings Ltd. until it was acquired by Prenetics in December 2022. Professor Mok is also closely affiliated with the oncology community in China and has been awarded an Honorary Professorship at Guangdong Province People’s Hospital, Guest Professorship at Peking Union Medical College Hospital and Visiting Professorship at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He received his Bachelor of Medical Science degree and a Doctor of Medicine from University of Alberta, Canada. He is also a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Hong Kong College of Physicians, Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and ASCO.