Management Team

Simon To, M.B.A., Chairman
Christian Hogg, M.B.A., Chief Executive Officer, Hutchison China MediTech Limited and Director, Hutchison MediPharma Holdings Limited
Weiguo Su, Ph.D., Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer
Ye Hua, MD, MPH, Senior Vice President, Head of Clinical Development & Regulatory Affairs
Zhenping Wu, Ph.D., M.B.A., Senior Vice President, Pharmaceutical Sciences
May Wang, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Business Development & Strategic Alliances
Mark Lee, M.B.A., Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance and Development
Yang Sai, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Head of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
Xiong Li, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Head of Inflammation & Immunology
Weiguo Qing, Ph.D., Vice President, Head of Oncology Research

 

Simon To, M.B.A.
Chairman

Simon To

Mr To has been a Director since 2000 and an Executive Director and Chairman since 2006. He is also Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Technical Committee of the Company. He is managing director of Hutchison Whampoa (China) Limited (“Hutchison China”) and has been with Hutchison China for over thirty-five years, building its business from a small trading company to a multi-billion dollar investment group. He has negotiated major transactions with multinationals such as Procter & Gamble (“P&G”), Lockheed, Pirelli, Beiersdorf, United Airlines and British Airways.

Mr To’s career in China spans more than thirty-five years and he is well known to many of the top Government leaders in China. Mr To is the original founder of Hutchison Whampoa Limited’s (currently a subsidiary of CK Hutchison Holdings Limited (“CK Hutchison”)) TCM business and has been instrumental in the acquisitions made to date. He received a First Class Honors Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College, London and an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business (graduated top 5% of his class).

Christian Hogg, M.B.A.
Chief Executive Officer, Hutchison China MediTech Limited
Director, Hutchison MediPharma Holdings Limited

Christian Hogg

Mr Hogg has been an Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer since 2006. He is also a member of the Technical Committee of the Company. He joined Hutchison Whampoa (China) Limited in 2000 and has since led all aspects of the creation, implementation and management of the Company’s strategy, business and listing. This includes the creation of the Company’s start-up businesses and the acquisition and operational integration of assets that led to the formation of the Company’s China joint ventures.

Prior to joining Hutchison China, Mr Hogg spent ten years with Procter & Gamble starting in the US in Finance and then Brand Management in the Laundry and Cleaning Products Division. Mr Hogg then moved to China to manage P&G’s detergent business followed by a move to Brussels to run P&G’s global bleach business. Mr Hogg received a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Edinburgh and an MBA from the University of Tennessee.

Weiguo Su, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer

Weiguo Su

Dr. Su has headed all drug discovery and research since he joined, including creating our R&D strategy, the formation and growth of research platform, and the research and discovery of each and every small molecule drug candidate in the Company’s portfolio.

Prior to joining in 2005, Dr. Su spent 15 years with Pfizer’s US R&D organization. Dr. Su delivered several high quality new drug candidates during his time with Pfizer, most recently as a director in the Medicinal Chemistry Department.

He received his Ph.D. and post-doctoral fellowship in Chemistry from Harvard University under the guidance of Nobel Laureate Professor E. J. Corey, and his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Fudan University in Shanghai, China.

Ye Hua, MD, MPH
Senior Vice President, Head of Clinical Development & Regulatory Affairs

Ye Hua

Dr. Hua leads and manages the clinical organization and oversees seven development programmes that are being developed in different indications. Under his leadership, the clinical development pipeline has grown from six to nearly 20 clinical trials globally. These include the recent initiation of the Company’s first Phase III trial in China and a US IND in oncology.

Prior to joining the company in 2014 with over 16 years of global new drug development and registration experience, Dr. Hua had worked in Global Clinical Development as Senior Director and Medical Director at Celgene and Novartis, respectively. He led Phase II and III registration trials in oncology, hematology, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, and infectious disease. As clinical lead, Dr. Hua contributed to the regulatory approval and life-cycle management for Reclast/Aclasta, Prexige, Zometa, Femara, Proleukin and Cardioxane in the US and EU. More recently, at Celgene he led several teams for Revlimid and Pomalyst global development in multiple myeloma, and successfully obtained Revlimid regulatory approval in multiple myeloma in China.

Dr. Hua received a Bachelor’s of Medicine from Fudan University Shanghai Medical College, and a Master’s degree in epidemiology from McGill University in Canada.

Zhenping Wu, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Senior Vice President, Pharmaceutical Sciences

Zhenping Wu

Dr. Wu heads all non-clinical development at the company, focusing on the CMC development and manufacturing of the Company’s pipeline. The Pharmaceutical Sciences department is responsible for process research, API & drug product manufacture, analytical R&D, quality control, supply chain management, CMC regulatory affairs, pilot plant development, and managing third party contractors. Dr Wu has over 25 years of experience in drug discovery and development.

Prior to joining HMP in 2008, Dr Wu held several leadership positions, including Senior Director of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Phenomix, a California biotech company; Director of Pharmaceutical Development at Pfizer Global R&D in San Diego (formerly Agouron); and group leader at Roche in Palo Alto. Dr. Wu has led many teams and advanced numerous candidates through different phases of clinical development and commercialization, such as the blockbuster anti-cancer drug Sutent.

Dr. Wu received a Ph. D. degree from Hong Kong University, and an MBA degree from the University of California at Irvine. He is the past Chairman and President of the Board of the Sino-American Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Association. He received a Dean’s Scholar Award from the University of California at Irvine, a Leadership Award from the Sino-American Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Association, and an American Heart Association Fellowship.

May Wang, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Business Development & Strategic Alliances

May Wang

Dr. Wang heads all alliance management and business development for the company. She has been instrumental in engaging with, negotiating, executing and very actively liaising with all our development partners, including AstraZeneca, Nestlé Health Science, and Eli Lilly.

Prior to joining HMP in 2010, Dr. Wang spent 16 years with Eli Lilly and was the Head for Asian Biology Research, responsible for establishing and managing research collaborations in China and Pan-Asia. Dr. Wang has broad drug discovery and development experience spanning several therapeutic areas including infectious diseases, inflammation and oncology. She was a co-inventor for several drug candidates including the blockbuster drug INCIVEK (telaprevir, LY570310) launched in 2011 for treatment of HCV infection.

Dr. Wang has numerous patents, published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles and has given dozens of seminars and plenary lectures. She received her Ph.D. in Biology from Purdue University, USA.

Mark Lee, M.B.A.
Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance and Development

Mark Lee

Mr. Lee focuses on HMP’s strategic management, corporate operations, investor relations and supporting its numerous R&D alliances. This includes leading or assisting with the project management of certain clinical programmes, coordination of R&D leadership, and R&D financial management.

Prior to joining the company in 2009, Mr. Lee was with Credit Suisse in the United States and Europe, where he was involved in the execution and origination of mergers, acquisitions, public and private financings, and corporate strategy for pharmaceutical, life science and healthcare companies such as AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Genzyme and Syngenta, amongst others.

Mr Lee received his Bachelor of Engineering in Biochemical Engineering with First Class Honours from University College London, where he was awarded a Dean’s Commendation. He also received a Master of Business Administration from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management.

Yang Sai, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics

Yang Sai

Dr. Sai has headed the drug metabolism, pharmacokinetics (DMPK) and drug safety evaluation teams since he established them in 2006. He leads these teams to process clinical pharmacology/pharmacokinetic studies for drug discovery and development.

Dr. Sai spent 21 years at the Beijing Institute of Radiation Medicine, the National Institutes of Health, the University of Washington and Harvard University; and over 11 years of industrial experience, all in DMPK, pharmacology and safety evaluation. Immediately prior to joining in 2006, he was Principal Scientist at Neurocrine Biosciences.

Dr. Sai earned his B.S. in pharmacy from the 2nd Military Medical University, his M.S. in pharmacology and toxicology from the Beijing Institute of Radiation Medicine, and earned his Ph.D. in biopharmacy from King’s College London, London University.

Xiong Li, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Inflammation & Immunology Research

Xiong Li

Dr. Li heads autoimmune disease and gastroenterology research, pursuing novel small molecule and botanical drug candidates. He also coordinates the project management of certain drug programmes in clinical development.

Dr. Li joined the company in 2012 after 12 years with Pfizer and two years with GSK. During his tenure at Pfizer, He made great contributions to Pfizer’s JAK program with its lead compound, Tofacitinib, approved by US FDA in 2012. In 2010, Dr. Li joined GSK China, heading up research in neuro-inflammation area mainly in multiple sclerosis. Dr. Li has in-depth and first-hand experience and expertise in major areas of inflammation and immunology, including rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and COPD.

Dr. Li earned his BS and MS in Chemistry from Nankai University and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, respectively, and a Ph. D. degree in Pharmacology from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In addition, he pursued his post-doctoral training at Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, UNC.

Weiguo Qing, Ph.D.
Vice President, Head of Oncology Research

Weiguo Qing

Dr. Qing oversees all oncology related projects, as well as organising the handling and planning the Company’s oncology portfolio, oncology research budgeting and general operations.

Dr. Qing joined the Company in 2008 with 11 years in drug discovery and development at Roche and Abbott and over 20 years in oncology, as well as experience in inflammatory disease. He spent 6 years at Roche in US, during which he was a lead or core team member for multiple key projects, including moving the MDM-2 project from early preclinical stage to Phase I, and selecting a new target for further research.

Dr. Qing did his postdoctoral research at University of Illinois at Chicago, and received his Ph. D. from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center-University of Texas at Austin. He received his Master’s degree from Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, and Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the College of Pharmacy, Beijing University. Dr. Qing has published over 33 papers and meeting abstracts and is sole inventor for one issued US patent.