CASI Pharmeceuticals

Board of Directors

Wei-Wu He, Ph.D., Chairman
Dr. He has been a Director of the Company and was appointed Executive Chairman in February 2012. Dr. He is currently the CEO and Chairman of OriGene Technologies, Inc. He also is the founder and General Partner of Emerging Technology Partners, LLC (ETP), a life sciences focused venture fund established since 2000. Dr. He has been involved in founding or funding over 20 biotech companies throughout his career, some of which went on to be acquired by significantly larger firms. In the earlier part of his career, Dr. He was one of the first few scientists at Human Genome Sciences, and prior to that, was a research fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital and Mayo Clinic. Dr. He is an author to more than 25 research publications and inventor of over 30 issued patents.

James Huang
Mr. Huang has been a Director of the Company since April 2013. Mr. Huang is currently Managing Partner of Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers China and General Partner of KPCB China Fund II, LP, which invested in the Company’s 2013 financing. Prior to joining Kleiner Perkins, from 2010-2011 he was Managing Partner at Vivo Ventures LLC, a venture capital firm specializing in life science investments. Mr. Huang has over 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry. During this time, he has held senior roles in business development, sales, marketing and R&D with Anesiva, Inc., Tularik Inc, GlaxoSmithKline LLC, Bristol-Meyers Squibb and ALZA Corp. Mr. Huang received a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkley and a M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Tak W. Mak, Ph.D.
Dr. Mak has been a Director of the Company since February 2012. Dr. Mak is currently the Director of the Campbell Family Institute for Breast Cancer Research at the Princess Margaret Hospital and a University Professor in the Department of Medical Biophysics and Department of Immunology, University of Toronto. Dr. Mak’s career includes serving as VP of Research at Amgen, Inc. and Director of the Amgen Institute in Toronto from 1993-2002. He is best known as the leading scientist of the group that first cloned the genes of the human T cell antigen receptor. Dr. Mak is an Officer of the Order of Canada, and has been elected a Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), a Foreign Associate of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, as well as a Fellow of the Royal Society of London (UK). He was recently awarded the Order of Ontario and has won international recognition in the form of the Emil von Behring Prize, the King Faisal Prize for Medicine, the Gairdner Foundation International Award, the Sloan Prize of the General Motors Cancer Foundation, the Novartis Prize in Immunology and the Paul Ehrlich Prize and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize of Germany.

Franklin C. Salisbury, Jr.
Mr. Salisbury has been a Director of the Company since June 2014. Since 1998, Mr. Salisbury has been President of the National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR), an organization that supports healthcare companies and research institutions in order to accelerate new approaches to preventing, diagnosing and treating cancer. Under his leadership, NFCR has forged greater collaboration among scientists at universities, research hospitals and pharmaceutical companies in the U.S. and China in an effort to bring new and innovative care to cancer patients. Mr. Salisbury also led NFCR to launch several research consortia that have enabled cancer researchers to pool their resources and reduce duplicative efforts, thereby accelerating discoveries being made and reducing the cost of achieving them. Mr. Salisbury holds a B.A. in economics from Yale, a Juris Doctor, J.D., from the University of Georgia School of Law, a Masters of Arts degree from the University of Chicago, and an M.Div. from Yale Divinity School.

Y. Alexander Wu, Ph.D.
Dr. Wu has been a Director of the Company since April 2013. Dr. Wu is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Crown Bioscience, Inc., a drug discovery and preclinical research organization in the oncology sector with over 300 employees. Before co-founding Crown Bioscience, Dr. Wu was Chief Business Officer of Starvax International Inc., a biopharmaceutical R&D company focusing on the development of novel therapeutic drugs for the treatment of infectious disease and cancer. Prior to Starvax, he was the Head of Asian Operations with Burrill & Company, a life science venture capital and merchant bank. Dr. Wu also co-founded and was Chief Operating Officer of Unimicro Technologies, a life science instrumentation company. He started his career with Hoffmann-La Roche, where he was Manager of Business Development and Strategic Planning. Dr. Wu obtained his B.S. in biochemistry from Fudan University, China, a M.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Illinois, and a Ph.D. in molecular cell biology and MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.

Committee Membership

Director Audit Compensation
Wei-Wu He, Chairman
James Huang X (chairman and financial expert) X (chairman)
Tak W. Mak
Franklin C. Salisbury, Jr. X X
Y. Alexander Wu X X

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