Samantha Du, Ph.D.
William Liang has been our Chief Commercial Officer, President, Greater China, since June 2018. Prior to joining Zai Lab, William served as Vice President at AstraZeneca heading up the Oncology Business Unit in China. Under his leadership, AstraZeneca built a top performing oncology franchise in China by significantly outgrowing the market with many successful product launches, including setting a new benchmark for the successful market launch of Tagrisso®. During his tenure, Mr. Liang expanded his team from approximately 500 to 2,000 professionals and introduced a patient-centric business model to establish AstraZeneca’s oncology leadership position in China. Prior to AstraZeneca, he was Vice President of Oncology at Bristol-Myers Squibb in China, where he rebuilt the oncology sales team to achieve substantial sales growth. Previously, he spent over 13 years in senior commercial roles at Roche, where he began his career and ultimately achieved the position of China Business Unit Director of Oncology. Mr. Liang holds a Medical Degree in Clinical Medicine from Fudan University and an Executive MBA degree from the China Europe International Business School.
Alan Sandler, M.D.
Dr. Alan Sandler has been our President, Head of Global Development, Oncology since December 2020. Dr. Sandler brings nearly 30 years of oncology and drug development experience across industry and academia. Prior to joining Zai Lab, he was the Senior Vice President and Global Head of Product Development Oncology at Genentech, a member of the Roche Group. During his tenure at Genentech/Roche, he led the teams responsible for the global development and regulatory approval of several innovative medicines, most recently Tecentriq®. Prior to joining Genentech/Roche, Dr. Sandler served as Professor and Chief of Hematology/Oncology at Oregon Health and Science University. Previously, he served on the faculties of the medical schools of Indiana University and Vanderbilt University. Dr. Sandler holds a Doctor of Medicine degree from Rush Medical College. He completed his training in internal medicine and a fellowship in medical oncology at Yale-New Haven Medical Center. He has published over 300 peer-reviewed publications, articles, abstracts and book chapters.
Harald Reinhart, M.D.
Harald Reinhart, M.D., has been our Chief Medical Officer, Autoimmune & Infectious Disease since 2017. He is currently Adjunct Clinical Professor of infectious diseases at Yale School of Medicine. Prior to joining Zai Lab, Dr. Reinhart worked at Shionogi US as Head of Clinical Development and Medical Affairs, directing a broad portfolio of antibiotics, diabetes, allergy and pain medications. He guided several compounds through regulatory meetings and obtained approval for ospemifene. Between 2003 and 2011, he held senior roles at Novartis where he oversaw successful filings of SNDAs and NDAs for Coartem, Famvir, Sebivo, and Cubicin, and managed clinical development groups for infectious disease, immunity, transplantation, and renal disease. He supervised the transitioning of research projects into clinical development. In the years before, he was International Clinical Project Manager in charge of ciprofloxacin and acarbose at Bayer Corp., with several successful SNDAs and approvals. Dr. Reinhart holds a medical degree from the University of Würzburg in Germany where he trained in anesthesiology. He completed his medical specialty training in the United States with board certifications in internal medicine and infectious diseases.
Jonathan Wang is our Executive Vice President, Head of Business Development. Prior to joining Zai Lab in 2014, Mr. Wang was an investment professional at OrbiMed, where he was responsible for China healthcare investment and portfolio management. From 2005 to 2011, Mr. Wang worked as a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group in China, where he specialized in pharmaceutical and healthcare engagements, assisting multinational and local companies with their China strategy. Previously, Mr. Wang also gained financial transactional experience at Goldman Sachs Investment Banking.
Mr. Wang holds a Master of Business Administration in healthcare management from Wharton Business School.
Billy Cho has been our Chief Financial Officer since March 2018. Prior to joining Zai Lab, Mr. Cho was the Managing Director and Head of Asia Healthcare Investment Banking at Citigroup. Based in Hong Kong since 2011, Mr. Cho was responsible for healthcare client coverage at Citigroup across the Asia Pacific region and led many important biopharma transactions in China, including Zai Lab's US IPO. Prior to this, he was based in New York in healthcare M&A investment banking and also spent time in corporate development for a pharmaceutical services company. Mr. Cho started his career at Ernst & Young, performing financial audits of US-based healthcare companies. Mr. Cho earned his M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an M.A. in Accounting from University of Virginia.