Board of Directors

Founder and Chairman of Board of Directors

Dr. Dongliang Chang is our founder and has served as the chairman of our board of directors since our inception. Dr. Chang is a renowned expert in biochemistry and has been instrumental to the growth and success of our Company. His research focuses on organic synthesis, bioinformatics, heterocyclic intermediates and bio-catalysis. Dr. Chang has published more than 30 articles in publications including, among others, Biocatalysis and Biotransformation, The Journal of Organic Chemistry and Chemical Communications, and has received 11 patents. Dr. Chang received his doctorate degree in biotechnology from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in 2004.

Independent Director

Dr. Dawei Ma has served as our independent director since December 2019. Dr. Ma is currently the deputy director of Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry and an associate editor of Journal of Organic Chemistry. Prior to that, Dr. Ma served as the director of the State Key Laboratory of Bioorganic and Natural Products Chemistry of Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry from 2001 to 2010. Dr. Ma has been appointed as research professor at Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry since 1995. Dr. Ma received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Shandong University in 1984 and doctorate degree from Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry in 1989 and was a postdoctoral scholar at Mayo Clinic of University of Pittsburgh.

Independent Director

Dr. Ning Zhu has served as our independent director since December 2019. Dr. Zhu has been a professor of finance and the deputy dean of Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance of Shanghai Jiaotong University since January 2010. Prior to that, Dr. Zhu was a tenured professor of finance at University of California from 2003 to January 2010. Dr. Zhu is also an independent non-executive director of China Huarong Asset Management Co., Ltd. Dr. Zhu received his bachelor’s degree in international finance from Peking University in 1997, master’s degree in management from Cornell University in 1999, and doctorate degree in finance from Yale University in 2003.