Mr. Hu is a well-known entrepreneur and also a professional manager with proactive thinking. He has been investing in China since 1996 starting while he was leading China Development Industrial Bank (CDIB). During the period of 1993-2004, he grew the investment portfolio from $ 250MM to $ 3.0Bn, making CDIB one of Asia′s largest investment companies. He expanded business of the bank to the United States, Great Britain, Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, Australia, and Philippines.
Of the 250 companies invested during tenure, 62 companies had IPOs and 10 were acquired. In 2003, he assumed role as Chairman and Director of Taipei 101, the tallest building in the world when completed in 2004. Mr. Hu is currently Chairman of Senhwa Biosciences, Inc. dedicating to develop first-in-class small molecule drugs used in cancer treatments.
Mr. Hu received a BA from National Taiwan University, an MA from Yale University and an MBA from Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Soong is the President and CEO of Senhwa, which he co-founded in 2012. Leveraging a breadth of operations experience spanning 30 years, he has executive responsibility for all of the internal operations. He was the former Head of the Life Science Investment Unit in the Overseas Business Department at CDIB since 1999. Prior to joining CDIB, he was the Managing Director of Imagen Venture Holdings, Singapore.
While at his tenure at National University of Singapore, he successfully launched Singapore China Biotechnology Program to recruit scientists from China to assist biotechnology development in Singapore. He was also one of the first few employees of Taiwan′s Development Center for Biotechnology(DCB). During the period of 1986 -1995, he established an R & D base for commercial application of biotechnology and promoted Taiwan′s biotechnology through product development and technology transfer. He is also founding members and Board Directors of HenKan Pharmaceuticals and Medtech Tronics, Inc.
Dr. Soong received his Ph.D. degree in Biology from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Ms. Kuo joined Senhwa in 2018 and is currently Chief Operating Officer and head of Clinical Department. Mainly responsible for clinical planning and coordination, progress control, legal affairs and assisting company operations. Ms. Kuo has possessed more than 30 years of experience in the biotechnology pharmaceutical industry. She has successfully served different roles and most recent role was VP & COO at BRIM biotechnology. She also held other important positions including VP of operation at Development Center for Biotechnology, Director of New Product Development at TTY Biopharm, Senior VP and Board Member at CDIB Bioscience Venture Management, and Assistant VP in the Life Science Investment Unit of Overseas Business Department at China Development Industrial Bank. Ms. Kuo is well experienced in operation and management of biotechnology companies. Further, she has a good grasp of domestic and foreign investment environment.
Ms. Kuo received her M.S. degree in Plant Pathology and Microbiology from National Taiwan University.
Ms. Chang joined Senhwa in 2013 and is currently Director of Finance and Administration. She brings Senhwa 15 years of experience in finance and accounting. Before joining Senhwa Biosciences, Inc., Ms. Chang was the Vice President of Operating group (CFO&COO) of Hua Nan Investment Trust Corporation, the large mutual fund company in Taiwan. She was Senior Vice President of the Underwriting Department at IBT Securities Co., Ltd. and lead the IPO project and pre-IPO consultation. Ms Chang is a Certified Public Accountant and also worked at Deloitte & Touche.
She graduated with Accounting major from Tunghai University
Dr. Liu joined Senhwa in November, 2017 and appointed as Director leading R&D department. He is well experienced in drug discovery team structure, patent strategy, CMC and formulation development in the pharmaceutical industry for more than 15 years.
Dr. Liu obtained his Ph.D. degree in chemistry from National Taiwan University in 2002. Since then, he joined TaiGen Biotechnology as a post-doc fellow in the department of medicinal chemistry and served as an investigator afterwards. After TaiGen, Dr. Liu accumulated his solid knowledge and experience in the industry with GNT Biotech & Medicals Corporation, GNTbm and took in charge for the CMC & formulation development while 2 drug candidates were at the stage of phase 2b of multi-national and multi-centered clinical operation when he worked in CVie Therapeutics Limited. Dr. Liu also was the member of the steering committee of a joint collaboration between CVie and ScinoPharm on identifying a new generation of heart failure treatment.
Dr. Liu was certificated with Winston & Strawn LLP American Patent Law and University of Washington Seattle, school of law, CASRIP 2015 program (MMOT program). Further, Dr. Liu holds 5 PCT patents and many of his scientific publications were highly recognized.
Ms. Chiu joined Senhwa in 2021 and served as Internal Audit Supervisor since January 2021. She came to Senhwa with many years of experience as Internal Auditor. She worked as auditor firstly in KPMG, and later in Litemax Electronics Inc.
She graduated with Accounting major from Tamkang University.
Dr. John Soong is a board certified physician with specialty training in Clinical Pathology and a Fellow of the College of American Pathologists (FCAP). His experiences in patient care as well as expertise in diagnosing a broad spectrum of human diseases through the understanding of disease mechanisms brings insights to novel drug target identification.
Dr. Soong earned his Bachelor of Arts in Biology (magna cum laude) at the University of Southern California, and received his medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine. Dr. Soong completed his residency training at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System.
Mr. McCormick joined Senhwa in 2017 and is currently Director of Clinical Operations. He is responsible for working across functional groups to operationalize Senhwa’s clinical development plans. He brings 15 years of industry experience, specializing in early phase oncology and hematology clinical trial management, regulatory strategy, and financial stewardship. Before joining Senhwa, Mr. McCormick developed a robust knowledge in GCPs while working for PPD, a large global CRO. While employed, he raised the ranks and ultimately assigned to a newly established strategic partnership with Pfizer. This assignment required him to serve as a first-user responsible for developing processes and training for all subsequent clinical trials under the partnership.
Mr. McCormick received an undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, USA.
Dr. Olga Titova joined Senhwa in 2019 and is currently Director of Medical Affairs. Mainly responsible for preparation and medical review of study documents, periodic and interim safety reports, subject profiles. Dr. Titova serves as medical contact assisting project teams and providing medical oversight across all clinical studies. She has over 20 years of experience in Pharmaceutical industry, worked in the Biotech, Pharma and CRO environments. She has been supporting Phase I-IV clinical studies in different therapeutic areas including oncology, hematology, endocrinology, urology, cardiovascular and infectious diseases. She has successfully functioned as Medical Monitor, Global Project Lead, Sr. Project Manager at Syneos Health, inVentiv-INC Research, Pharmanet or Lead/Sr. CRA at PSI-CRO. She also used to work as a physician/gynecologist in St. Petersburg City Hospital in Russia.
Dr. Titova received her medical degree and completed her residency training at St. Petersburg State Medical University in Russia.
Ms. Ruby Wu first joined Senhwa in 2013, as the Internal Audit Supervisor for both the Taiwan Office and the US Office during the developing stage of internal control. After the company was listed in the Emerging Stock Market, the Board of Directors appointed her to a new role, managing the operations of the US Office in San Diego. Since then, her duties have continued to expand over time. She is currently overseeing human resources, finance, legal and compliance, information technology, and general affairs of the US Office. She also serves as the primary contact for external stakeholders, and is acting as liaison between the Taiwan and US Offices.
A Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Ms. Wu received her B.B.A. in Finance from National Taiwan University, and holds an M.S. in Marketing from Baruch College, City University of New York.
Ms. Lo joined Senhwa in May, 2021 and appointed as Business Development Director, responsible for increasing company revenue by identifying and developing new business opportunities as well as expanding brand presence. Ms. Lo has possessed more than 10 years of experience in pharmaceutical industry with specialty in market research and analysis, product management and business development. She has proven track records in business development of the companies she served including Oneness Biotech Co. Ltd., Abbott Laboratories Services Corp. Taiwan Branch, Lumosa Therapeutics Co., Ltd., etc.
Ms. Lo is a Ph. D candidate of Clinical Pharmacology, NCKU-National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, a BS (Honors) in Biochemistry from McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.