Obituary – Mourning the Passing of Dr. Ning Zhao
It is with deep sadness that we share the news that Dr. Ning Zhao, co-founder, non-executive director, member of the remuneration committee of the WuXi Biologics and member of the environmental, social and governance committee of the Company, passed away on May 16, 2023.
Dr. Zhao was an extraordinary scientist, business leader and philanthropist with unwavering commitment to improving human health. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Peking University, and her doctoral degree in organic chemistry from Columbia University, and then began her industry career with rising responsibilities in research and management with leading organizations. As one of the Company’s co-founders and an invaluable member of the Board, Dr. Zhao contributed immensely to the Company’s growth and success and played an instrumental role in shaping the Company into what it is today.
During the long and relentless battle against cancer, her strong sense of purpose led to her tireless global philanthropic efforts to support cancer research and foster future leaders so new treatments and cures will benefit patients around the world for years to come.
Dr. Zhao will be deeply missed. Her vision and spirit will live on through all of us, and guide the Company forward towards a future where “every drug can be made, and every disease can be treated”.
WuXi Biologics Inc.