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Board of Directors

Wei-Wu He, Ph.D., Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Dr. He has served as chairman to the board of directors and CEO of CASI since April 2, 2019. Dr. He served as executive chairman of CASI from February 23, 2018 to April 2, 2019, as chairman to the board of directors of CASI from May 2013 to February 23, 2018, and as executive chairman from February 2012 to May 2013. Dr. He has been serving as executive chairman of Human Longevity Inc. (a privately-held biotechnology firm specializing in combining DNA sequencing with machine learning) since July 2019. He also is the founder and general partner of Emerging Technology Partners, LLC, a life sciences focused venture fund established in 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. Dr. He received his Ph.D. from Baylor College of Medicine and MBA from The Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania.

Y. Alexander Wu, Ph.D.

Dr. Wu has been a director of CASI since April 2013. From 2006 to 2017, Dr. Wu was co-founder and chief executive officer of Crown Bioscience, Inc., a drug discovery and preclinical research organization in the oncology sector with over 600 employees, which was acquired by JSR for over $400 million in 2017. 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.

Zhenbo Su

Mr. Su has extensive experiences in the bioscience industry, and he has been a well-known investor in the life-science industry. Mr. Su is currently a partner of Guangzhou Redhill Capital Investment Management Co., Ltd, a leading life-science focused venture capital firm based in Guangzhou, which he co-founded in 2018. Prior to Mr. Su’s efforts in Redhill, he has served as the managing partner of Shenzhen Shared Investment Medical Fund since 2013. Mr. Su has served as an executive director of multiple companies in bioscience industry, such as TCRCure, Genetron, Medprint, Juventus, Hocermed, Polyrey, Pandamed, Light Vision and Meyer FSMP. Before Mr. Su started his career in investment, he was a director at Alcon China, a Novartis company, from 2007 to 2012. Earlier in Mr. Su’s career, he once worked at Johnson & Johnson in medical branch. Mr. Su holds a bachelor’s degree in medicine from Guangdong College of Medicine, a master’s degree in public healthcare policy and medical law from Sun Yat-sen University, and MBA from the University of Chicago.

Thomas Folinsbee

Mr. Folinsbee, CFA, has over 25 years of experience as a financial and securities professional. Mr. Folinsbee has been the business development consultant of Shanghai Alebund Pharmaceuticals Ltd., a China-based pharmaceutical company, since 2019, where he is responsible for pharmaceutical inlicensing and outlicensing transactions. Prior to joining Alebund, Mr. Folinsbee was director of corporate development of the strategic investment division of 3SBio Inc., a biotechnology company, from 2009 to 2019, focusing on sourcing business development opportunities in Canada, Australia, and Japan, and he was a member of the management group that delisted 3SBio from Nasdaq in May 2013 and relisted it on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in June 2016. From 2017 to 2019, Mr. Folinsbee also served as independent director of Bison Capital Acquisition Corporation, a special purpose acquisition company that acquired Xynomic Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc. in 2019. Mr. Folinsbee continued to serve as independent director and was a member of the audit and compensation committees after the acquisition. From 2011 to 2016, Mr. Folinsbee also worked for Hisanaga Seisakusho Co. Ltd., a Japanese manufacturing company. Before joining 3SBio Inc., Mr. Folinsbee also worked at Macquarie Equities, BNP Paribas and Optivest Systems Ltd. Mr. Folinsbee graduated in 1990 from McGill University with a bachelor of commerce degree concentrating in finance and international business.

Xuebo Zeng

Mr. Zeng has been an executive director at IDG Capital since 2016, focusing on the investment in drug development, biotechnology, diagnostic devices and medical services. Mr. Zeng started his career in quality control department of Guilin Pharma in 2008 and soon became an investment manager specialized in life sciences investments. Prior to joining IDG Capital, he worked as an investment manager in two other famous private equity firms in China from 2010 to 2016. Mr. Zeng is a member of the board of directors of a number of private and listed companies, including Shanghai Model Organisms and Kelun-Biotech. Mr. Zeng received a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from Qinghai Nationalities University, China.

Committee Membership

Director Audit Compensation Nominating & Corporate Governance
Y. Alexander Wu X X (Chairman)
Zhenbo Su X X (Chairman)
Thomas Folinsbee X (Chairman) X
Xuebo Zeng X X X

About Us

CASI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a NASDAQ-listed biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative therapeutics and pharmaceutical products. CASI has built a portfolio that includes approved and investigational assets. We conduct our commercial, clinical operations and R&D activities through our subsidiaries in China and branch office in Rockville, Maryland.

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