Mr To has been a Director since 2000 and an Executive Director and Chairman since 2006. He is also the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Technical Committee of the Company. He is managing director of Hutchison Whampoa (China) Limited (“Hutchison China”) and has been with Hutchison China for over 36 years, building its business from a small trading company to a multi-billion dollar investment group. He has negotiated major transactions with multinationals such as Procter & Gamble (“P&G”), Lockheed, Pirelli, Beiersdorf, United Airlines and British Airways.
Mr To’s career in China spans more than 36 years. He is the original founder of Hutchison Whampoa Limited’s (currently a subsidiary of CK Hutchison Holdings Limited (“CKHH”)) TCM business and has been instrumental in the acquisitions made to date. He received a First Class Honors Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College, London and an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business (graduated top 5% of his class).
Mr Hogg has been an Executive Director and the Chief Executive Officer since 2006. He is also a member of the Technical Committee of the Company. He joined Hutchison China in 2000 and has since led all aspects of the creation, implementation and management of the Company’s strategy, business and listing. This includes the creation of the Company’s start-up businesses and the acquisition and operational integration of assets that led to the formation of the Company’s China joint ventures.
Prior to joining Hutchison China, Mr Hogg spent ten years with P&G starting in the United States in Finance and then Brand Management in the Laundry and Cleaning Products Division. Mr Hogg then moved to China to manage P&G’s detergent business followed by a move to Brussels to run P&G’s global bleach business. Mr Hogg received a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Edinburgh and an MBA from the University of Tennessee.
Mr Cheng has been an Executive Director since 2011 and the Chief Financial Officer of the Company since 2008. He is also a director of Hutchison MediPharma (Hong Kong) Limited, Sen Medicine Company Limited, Hutchison MediPharma Limited, Hutchison MediPharma (Suzhou) Limited and Hutchison MediPharma (Yulin) Limited. He was a director of Hutchison Healthcare Limited during 2009.
Prior to joining the Company, Mr Cheng was Vice President, Finance of Bristol Myers Squibb in China and was a director of Sino-American Shanghai Squibb Pharmaceuticals Ltd. and Bristol-Myers Squibb (China) Investment Co. Ltd. in Shanghai between late 2006 and 2008.
Mr Cheng started his career as an auditor with Price Waterhouse (currently PricewaterhouseCoopers) in Australia and then KPMG in Beijing before spending eight years with Nestlé China where he was in charge of a number of finance and control functions in various operations. Mr Cheng received a Bachelor of Economics, Accounting Major from the University of Adelaide and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.
Dr Su has been an Executive Director since March 27, 2017. He is also a member of the Technical Committee of the Company. He has been the Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer of the Company since 2012. Dr Su has headed all drug discovery and research since he joined the Company, including master-minding the Company’s scientific strategy, being a key leader of the Innovation Platform, and responsible for the discovery of each and every small molecule drug candidate in the Company’s product pipeline. Prior to joining the Company in 2005, Dr Su spent 15 years with the U.S. Research and Development Department of Pfizer, Inc. with his last position as director of the Medicinal Chemistry Department.
In March 2017, Dr Su was granted the prestigious award by the China Pharmaceutical Innovation and Research Development Association (PhIRDA) as one of the Most Influential Drug R&D Leaders in China.
Dr Su received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Fudan University in Shanghai. He completed a PhD and Post-doctoral Fellowship in Chemistry at Harvard University under the guidance of Nobel Laureate Professor E. J. Corey.
Dr Eldar has been a Non-executive Director since 2016. He has more than 30 years of experience as a senior executive, leading global operations in telecommunications, water, biotech and healthcare. He is an executive director of Hutchison Water Israel Ltd, a subsidiary of CKHH group, which focuses on large scale projects including desalination, wastewater treatment and water reuse. He was formerly an independent non-executive director of Leumi Card, a subsidiary of Bank Leumi Le-Israel B.M., one of Israel’s leading credit card companies.
Dr Eldar holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Government from Harvard University, a Master of Arts degree in Government from Harvard University, a Master of Arts degree in Political Science and Public Administration from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Ms Shih has been a Non-executive Director and Company Secretary since 2006 and company secretary of Group companies since 2000. She is also an executive director, Head Group General Counsel and Company Secretary of CKHH, and a non-executive director of Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited and Hutchison Port Holdings Management Pte. Limited as the trustee-manager of Hutchison Port Holdings Trust, as well as director and company secretary of various subsidiaries and associated companies under the CKHH group. She has over 34 years of experience in legal, regulatory, corporate finance, compliance and corporate governance fields. She is at present the Senior Vice President and Executive Committee member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators in the United Kingdom and a past President and current council member and chairperson of various committees and panels of The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries.
Ms Shih received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and a Master of Arts degree from the University of the Philippines and a Master of Arts degree and a Master of Education degree from Columbia University, New York. Ms Shih is a qualified solicitor in England and Wales, Hong Kong and Victoria, Australia and a Fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries.
Mr Carter has been the Senior Independent Non-executive Director since February 1, 2017. He is also a member of the Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee and Technical Committee of the Company. He has more than 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry.
From 2006 to 2016, Mr Carter served in various senior executive roles at Gilead Sciences, Inc. (“Gilead”), a research-based biopharmaceutical company, with the last position as Executive Vice President, Commercial Operations. In this role, Mr Carter headed the worldwide commercial organization responsible for the launch and commercialization of all of Gilead’s products. Prior to joining Gilead, he spent 14 years with GlaxoSmithKline PLC (GSK) and its group companies, with the last position as a Regional Head of the International Business in Asia. He is currently a director of Alder Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.
Mr Carter holds a degree in Business Studies from the Ealing School of Business and Management (now merged into University of West London) and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in the United Kingdom.
Dr Ferrante has been an Independent Non-executive Director since February 1, 2017. She is also the Chairman of the Technical Committee and a member of the Audit Committee of the Company. She has more than 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. She was the former Chief Medical Officer and Head of Research and Development of Tokai Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative therapies for prostate cancer and other hormonally driven diseases. From September 2007 to July 2013, Dr Ferrante held senior positions at Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and its parent company, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, including Chief Medical Officer and most recently as Oncology Therapeutic Area and Cambridge USA Site Head. From 1999 to 2007, she held positions of increasing responsibility at Pfizer Inc., with the last position as Vice President, Oncology Development. Dr Ferrante is currently a member of the board of directors of Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and MacroGenics, Inc. She was previously a director of Baxalta Incorporated until it was acquired by Shire plc in 2016.
Dr Ferrante has been an author of a number of papers in the field of oncology, an active participant in academic and professional associations and symposia and a holder of several patents. Dr Ferrante holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry and Biology from Providence College and a Doctor of Medicine from Georgetown University.
Mr Jack has been Independent Non-executive Director since March 1, 2017. He is also the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee of the Company. He has more than 40 years of experience in finance and audit. He retired as partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2006 after a distinguished career with the firm for over 33 years. He is currently an independent non-executive director of The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (an international supplier of equipment and services to the freight rail transportation markets), Hutchison Port Holdings Management Pte. Limited as the trustee-manager of Hutchison Port Holdings Trust (a developer and operator of deep water container terminals) and of COSCO SHIPPING Development Co., Ltd., formerly known as “China Shipping Container Lines Company Limited” (an integrated financial services platform principally engaged in vessel and container leasing).
He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and is a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and an Associate of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.