Dr. Hong founded our company in 1997 and has served as Chairman of the board of directors since January 2002 and Chief Executive Officer since January 2005. Prior being our CEO, Dr. Hong was our Science and Technology Adviser from 1997 to 2004. Dr. Hong co-founded Hermes Biosciences, Inc. and served as its Chief Scientific Officer from 1999 to 2005. Before venturing into the world of drug development, Dr. Hong served as Research Scientist for the California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute from 1998 to 2002. Prior to that, Dr. Hong was a Scientist at the Liposome Research Laboratory at the Cancer Research Institute of the University of California, San Francisco from 1979 to 1998. Dr. Hong has served as a consultant to various biopharmaceutical companies over the years.
Dr. Hong received a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, an M.S. in Chemistry from the University of Texas at El Paso, and a B.S. in Chemistry from Taiwan Cheng Kung University.
Chang Xiang Investment Company, Ltd. has served as a member of our board of directors since June 2014. Mr. Lee has served as Chang Xiang Investment Company, Ltd.’s representative to our board of directors since June 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Lee was self employed in financial investments from April 2012 to May 2014.
Mr. Lee received an M.S. in Actuarial Science from the University of Iowa. Mr. Lee has an M.S. in Finance from Seattle University and a B.A. from Tamkang University in Taiwan.
Mr. Lin has served as a member of our board of directors since May 2017. Mr. Lin is the Chairman at Nan Hsin Investment Limited Company, an investment firm, where he has held the position since 2001. Prior to that, Mr. Lin served as President of H&Q Taiwan Co., Ltd., an investment firm, from 1995 to 1999, whilst concurrently serving as a managing director of H&Q Asia Pacific, a private equity firm and the parent company of H&Q Taiwan Co., Ltd. From 1987 to 1995, Mr. Lin served in various investment positions from manager to vice president at H&Q Taiwan Co., Ltd.
Mr. Lin received an M.B.A from National Chiao Tung University and a B.S. degree from National Taiwan University.
Dr. Liu has served as a member of our board of directors since June 2011. Dr. Liu is currently a partner at BDO Taiwan, an accounting firm, where she has held the position since August 1991. Dr. Liu is also the director at Genovate Biotechnology Co., Ltd., where she has held the position since June 2017. Dr. Liu also serves as the director of the National Federation of Certified Public Accountants Association, ROC and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts.
Dr. Liu received a Ph.D. in Accounting from Xiamen University, an M.A. in Accounting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a B.S. in Taxation from National Cheng-Chi University.
Ms. Kang has served as a member of our board of directors since 2012. Ms. Kang is currently the Chairman at Fun-I Investment Co., where she has held the position since 2012. Ms. Kang served as Chief Executive Officer of IF Technology Company Co. from November 2013 to December 2016. Prior to that, Ms. Kang served as the general manager at Waterland Securities Co. Ltd, a brokerage company, from 2006 to 2011. Before that, Ms. Kang served as Vice President at Yuanta SITC (Yuanta Funds), an asset management company, from 2002 to 2006, and as Chief Investment Officer with Yuanta Securities Co. Ltd., a finance service company, from 1993 to 2006.
Ms. Kang received an M.B.A. from National Taiwan University, and a B.Com. in International Trade from National Taiwan University.
Dr. Tom Chen has served as a member of our board of directors since May 2017. He served as vice president at Optimer Biotechnology Inc. from 2005 until he retired in October 2009. Prior to that, Dr. Tom Chen served as the head of the drug development program at the Development Center for Biotechnology in Taiwan from 2002 to 2005. Before that, Dr. Tom Chen held the roles of Senior Microbiologist, Research Fellow, and Senior Investigation in drug discovery and development programs at Merck Research Laboratories between 1981 and 2001.
Dr. Tom Chen received a Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry from Purdue University, and a B.S. in Chemistry from National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan.
Mr. Lin has more than 10 years of industry experience and leadership. Mr. Lin has been Chairman of AP Biosciences, Inc. since January 2019 and President of Cho Pharma, Inc. since August 2019. Previously, Mr. Lin was a Partner of Winston & Strawn LLP, an international law firm, from March 2014 to March 2017. From 2013 to 2014, Mr. Lin was a sole practitioner at Sovereign Law Office, a law firm which he founded. From 2010 to 2013, Mr. Lin was a Vice President and special assistant to Chairman at Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd. (aka Foxconn Group), a contract manufacturing company. From 2006 to 2009, he was a senior attorney at the international law firm of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP. From 2000 to 2005, Mr. Lin was a Judge at Taiwan Taipei District Court.
Mr. Lin earned his LL.M. from Columbia Law School and Soochow University in Taipei, Taiwan, and Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan.