Improving human health through education, discovery science, and translational research
Founder, Chairman and CEO
Dr. Ge Li is one of the most influential leaders in the global biopharma R&D industry. He pioneered an integrated R&D service model and the open-access R&D enabling platform model with the conviction that more efficient and cost-effective R&D should be at the core of better medicines for patients, and that “every drug can be made and every disease can be treated.” As the company’s Chairman and CEO, Dr. Li has led WuXi’s rapid growth from four employees and a single Chemistry lab of 7,000 square feet in December 2000 to a transformative global R&D powerhouse enabling over 3,000 collaborative partners worldwide.
His major awards and honors include “2015 Executive of the Year Award” from SCRIP, “The 25 Most Influential People in Biopharma in 2015”, “Forbes 25 Notable Chinese-Americans”, “The 60 Most Influential People during 60 Years Pharmaceutical Development in China”, “BayHelix Lifetime Achievement Award”, and “Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year China Award”.
Dr. Li earned his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Peking University and his doctoral degree in Organic Chemistry from Columbia University.