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Chairman and CEO
Scientist and entrepreneur leading WuXi AppTec since its founding in 2000. Dr. Li pioneered an integrated, open-access R&D enabling platform model to support innovators around the world to discover, develop and commercialize new medicines and healthcare products for patients. Under Dr. Li’s direction, WuXi AppTec has grown into a leading global company, providing comprehensive research, development, manufacturing, clinical research and testing services in small molecule drugs, cell and gene therapies, and emerging new modalities. Through its unique CRDMO and CTDMO business models, WuXi AppTec is enabling innovative partners globally. Dr. Li earned his doctoral degree in organic chemistry from Columbia University.
Co-CEO, Head of RSD, Head of WuXi Testing
A pharmaceutical industry leader recognized for building R&D and service capabilities, delivering research and early development portfolios of drug candidates, and establishing R&D partnerships in US, Europe, China and other Asian and emerging markets. Before joining WuXi, Dr. Yang was Vice President and Head of Asia and Emerging Markets iMed at AstraZeneca, and served as Vice President and Head of Asia R&D at Pfizer and as Executive Director and head of Pfizer's global R&D strategic management group. Dr. Yang received his PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the University of California, San Francisco.
WuXi Clinical General Manager
Ms. Fiona yao has more than 18 years of experience in the clinical research industry. Before joining Kant Hongyi, she has many years of experience in international CRO project management and large pharmaceutical enterprises. She has held senior management positions in internationally renowned companies such as IQVIA, PARAXEL and PPD, led and assisted in a number of large international and regional clinical studies and helped the products to be successfully marketed.
Vice President, Clinical Informatics
Dr. Shen was co-founder, President & CEO of Pharmapace, Inc., a consulting and CRO company to the biopharma industry, which was acquired by WuXi AppTec in 2019. He has a highly accomplished career in leading clinical organizations to support drug development programs. He has directly worked on approximately 30 investigational new drug projects and played leading roles in regulatory submissions that led to 7 drug approvals in both the US and European Union. Dr. Shen has served as senior statistical advisor to numerous biopharma companies as well as member of data/safety monitoring committees. He is a fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA) and has served as past President of the San Diego Chapter of ASA.   
Vice President, Biostatistics & Statistical Programming
Dr. Wang has worked on designing, implementing, analyzing, and reporting all phases of clinical trials over 20 years across a wide spectrum of biopharmaceuticals and medical devices. He has extensive experience in regulatory submissions, interactions with regulatory authorities, product in-licensing, and commercial development. Dr. Wang’s current research interests include applying innovative statistical methodologies into clinical trial designs. He has been providing extensive consultation to clients on study designs and lectures both internally and externally. Prior to joining WuXi Clinical, he worked for PAREXEL as senior director and head of biostatistics, Asia-Pacific Region. Before that, he had senior roles with global pharmaceutical and medical device companies in the US including St. Jude Medical (now Abbott ) and Allergan. Dr. Wang received his PhD degree in Mathematics and completed his postdoctoral fellowship in Biostatistics and Epidemiology in the US.
VP, Global Clinical Operations and Business Development
Mr. Nelson leads the Clinical Operations and Business Development teams for North America and Europe. He directs operations initiatives and leads the US business development efforts with key customers. Mr. Nelson also serves as the Site Head of Austin, Texas. Steven has over 30 years of Clinical Operations experience working for both large and smaller corporations including Pfizer, Roche, Merck/Foxollow, Schering-Plough, and Innapharma. Steven Nelson has a MBA in Global Management/Marketing from New York University and a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey.