Richard received degrees of B.S of Cell Biology from the University of Science & Technology of China, Ph.D. of Molecular Biology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore and MBA from Xavier University, Cincinnati in the US. He obtained his postdoctoral training at the National Institutes of Health, Baltimore, USA. Richard now is the CEO of Fosun Kite Biotechnology. Taking a combined approach of internal R&D and external partnering/technology transfer, Fosun Kite is dedicated to the advancement of innovative cell therapy and its industrialization in China to benefit patients. Richard is very experienced in biopharmaceutical industry. Having spent close to 20 years in R&D and management positions in both the US and China, he has taken senior roles and increasing leadership responsibilities in Procter & Gamble Pharmaceutical, Bristol-Myers Squibb in the US, AstraZeneca Innovation Center and GSK R&D Center in China. Prior to Fosun Kite, Richard was the Chief Operation Officer of Cellular Biomedicine Group (NASDAQ: CBMG), where he was in charge of the company’s immunotherapy pipeline including manufacturing, clinical development and registration, and the stem cell business unit.