Ph.D. Founder, Chairman & CEO WuXi AppTec Co., Ltd.
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, 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. Dr. Li earned his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Peking University and his doctoral degree in Organic Chemistry from Columbia University.