Board of Directors
Founder, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Yusheng Han is our founder, chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer. Mr. Han has 16 year of experience in life science. From June 2011 to November 2013, he was an associate in Northern Light Venture Capital where he focused on investment in the healthcare industry and helped the firm invest in successful companies. From July 2005 to May 2009, Mr. Han worked at BioTek Instruments, Inc. as its general manager in China. During his term with BioTek Instruments China, he built and led teams across marketing, sales and post-sale. From September 2003 to May 2005, he served as the product specialist of Gene Company Limited. Mr. Han received a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Jilin University in July 2000, and a master’s degree in cell biology in Peking Union Medical College in June 2003. He obtained a Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia Business School in May 2011.
Dr. Shaokun (Shannon) Chuai
Director and Chief Operating Officer
Dr. Shaokun (Shannon) Chuai has served as our director since August 2016. Dr. Chuai joined us as chief technology officer in May 2014 and she was appointed the chief operating officer in March 2016. Prior to joining us, she worked at China Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (CNIBR), responsible for the bioinformatics and translational research platform, and Novartis Oncology as the principal statistician for phase III clinical trials of targeted drugs. From June 2003 to June 2005, she worked at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center as research statistician, responsible for omics data mining and clinical trial design. Dr. Chuai holds a bachelor’s degree from Nankai University, a master’s degree in statistics and applied mathematics from Texas A&M University, and a Ph.D. degree in biostatistics from the University of Pennsylvania.
Director and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Leo Li has served as our chief financial officer since the third quarter of 2019 and our director since the first quarter of 2020. Prior to joining us, Mr. Li served as the chief financial officer of Weidai Ltd., a NYSE-listed leading auto-backed financing solution provider in China. Prior to Weidai Ltd., Mr. Li served as an investment director and later an executive director of Vision Knight Capital, or VKC, a private equity fund focusing on China’s internet-driven sectors. Prior to VKC, Mr. Li worked at Morgan Stanley Asia Ltd. Mr. Li attended University of Oxford from 2004 to 2008 and received a four-year Master of Physics degree. Mr. Li is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Mr. Gang Lu has served as our director since June 2014. In 2009, Mr. Lu joined Legend Star, a venture capital headquartered in Beijing, and he is now a partner of Legend Star and leads investment in healthcare, specialized in the fields of innovative medicine, biological and genetic technology, and innovative medical service. Mr. Lu holds a bachelor’s degree in electromagnetic engineering from Xidian University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Tsinghua University.
Mr. Feng Deng has served as our director since August 2016. Mr. Deng has over 20 years of experience in venture capital, computer science and telecommunication industry. He founded Northern Light Venture Capital in January 2006 and served as its managing director, focusing on investment in technology, media and telecom, or TMT, clean technology, healthcare and consumer sectors. From February 2004 to February 2005, he served as the vice president in strategy in Juniper Networks. From October 1997 to February 2004, Mr. Deng served as the vice president in engineering, chief strategy officer and a director of NetScreen Technologies Inc. Prior to NetScreen, he worked at Intel Corporation as a systems architect from July 1993 to October 1997. He holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in electronic engineering from Tsinghua University, a master’s degree in computer engineering from the University of Southern California, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Ms. Yunxia Yang has served as our director since January 2017. Ms. Yang is a partner of Sequoia Capital China focusing on healthcare investment. Prior to joining Sequoia Capital China in 2015, she worked at the healthcare team at Legend Capital, where she led investment in areas covering gene diagnostics, medical devices and healthcare service. Before setting foot in venture capital, she worked as business development manager at Johnson & Johnson and product manager at GE Healthcare. Ms. Yang holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Duke University and Master of Clinical Science from Huazhong Technology University.
Mr. Jing Rong has served as our director since May 2017. Mr. Rong is an executive director of CMBI Capital Management (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of China Merchant Bank, responsible for equity investment in medical and pharmaceutical industries. In 2015, Mr. Rong served as general manager of the 4th investment department in Pingan Caizhi Investment Management Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Pingan Securities, focusing on equity investment in medical and pharmaceutical industries. From 2012 to 2015, he worked at China Merchants Capital Management Co., Ltd. as the vice president managing investment funds in medical and pharmaceutical industries. From 2007 to 2011, he worked at Ernst & Young and, from 2003 to 2007, at Deloitte. Mr. Rong obtained a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Xiamen University in 2003 and a Master of Business Administration degree from Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2012.
Ms. Wendy Hayes has served as our independent director since June 2020. Ms. Hayes has served as an independent director of Tuanche Limited since November 2018 and Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd. since January 2020. Between May 2013 and September 2018, Ms. Hayes served as the inspections leader at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board in the United States. Prior to that, Ms. Hayes was an audit partner at the Beijing office of Deloitte & Touche Tohmatsu CPA, Ltd. Ms. Hayes received her bachelor’s degree in international finance from University of International Business and Economics in 1991, and her executive MBA from Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in 2012. Ms. Hayes is a certified public accountant in the United States (California) and China.
Dr. Min-Jui Richard Shen
Dr. Min-Jui Richard Shen has served as our independent director since June 2020. Dr. Shen is the managing director of RS Technology Ventures, LLC, a strategic advisory and investment company focused on nucleic acid analysis, oncology diagnostics and genomics which he founded in 2016. From 2000 to 2016, Dr. Shen worked at Illumina, Inc., a provider of life sciences tools company, where he successively served as, director of scientific operations, director of scientific research, senior director of biochemistry development, vice president for assay biochemistry and reagent manufacturing, vice president for operations and acting vice president for assay biochemistry, vice president for consumables product development, and vice president for oncology research and development. Prior to Illumina Inc., Dr. Shen worked at Myriad Genetics, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company, from 1998 to 2000. Dr. Shen received his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from University of California, Los Angeles and his Ph.D. degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from Louisiana State University Medical Center. Additionally, Dr. Shen is a member of the External Advisory Board of the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience at the Georgia Institute of Technology.