Chung-Yu Wang, Honorary Ph.D., EMBA Diploma
Co-Founder, Chairman of the Board, Director and Interim Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Wang is our co-founder and has been Chairman of the Board and a director of the Company since its inception in April 2004. Mr. Wang acted as the Company’s Interim President from October 2008 to October 2015 and has been Interim Chief Executive Officer since May 2013. Mr. Wang brings to Pacgen broad and extensive experience in public company management, international business development and corporate restructure. Mr. Wang has been Independent Director of CTBC Bank Co., Ltd. and CTBC Financial Holding Co., Ltd. since 2008. Mr. Wang served as Chairman of Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association from 2008 to 2016 and Independent Director of Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. from 2010 to 2016. Mr. Wang also previously served as Chairman of China Coal and Coke Investment Holding Limited from 2003 to 2007, Chairman of Tong Lung Metal Industry Co., Ltd. from 2002 to 2007, Chairman of China Steel Corporation from 1972 to 2001, as well as Chairman of the International Iron Institute and the Taiwan Steel and Iron Industries Association.
Mr. Wang was granted an Honorary Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering by Chung Yuan University, Taiwan. Mr. Wang received his Executive MBA Diploma from Harvard University and Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering from Chung Yuan University, Taiwan.
Christina Yip, MBA, CPA, CMA
Director, President and Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Yip was appointed as President of the Company in October 2015 and has been Chief Financial Officer since April 2006. Ms. Yip brings to Pacgen over 20 years of extensive experience in financial and strategic management. She has established a successful track record in completing corporate finance and business development transactions including initial public offering, public and private financing, financial restructuring, tax reorganization, cross-border merger and acquisition, licensing and various deal negotiation. Prior to joining Pacgen, Ms. Yip served as Vice President, Finance and Administration of Cardiome Pharma Corp., a TSX and NASDAQ listed pharmaceutical company. Ms. Yip also currently serves as President and Managing Director of KeenVision Consulting Inc. providing financial advisory and executive management services to various venture companies in the life sciences and mining sectors.
Ms. Yip is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, and holds an Executive MBA degree from Simon Fraser University.
Julie Rezler, MA
Vice President, Corporate Development
Ms. Rezler has been appointed to the role of Vice President, Corporate Development since October 2015. Ms. Rezler brings to Pacgen over 15 years of international public company experience in the life sciences sector, including countries such as the U.S., Canada, Asia, Europe and Africa. She brings a track record in corporate development and strategy, specializing in customer needs assessment, product strategy and management, and investor relations. Prior to joining Pacgen, Ms. Rezler served as Director, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications of Arbutus Biopharma Corporation (formerly with Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp.), a NASDAQ listed company. She also previously held senior positions with Inflazyme Pharmaceuticals Inc., Metabasis Therapeutics Inc., and Chugai Pharmaceuticals Company Ltd. in Japan.
Ms. Rezler received her MA degree and Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom.