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Michael CHEN
Michael CHEN

Vice President, Head of Business Development


 Akeso Biopharma Inc.

Dr. Chen Chen (Michael) has joined Akeso as Vice President in July, 2020 and leads Akeso business development.

Before joining Akeso, Dr. Chen Chen (Michael) worked as Head of External Innovation APAC for Merck KGaA.  With alignment of Merck global R&D focus, Dr. Chen led collaborations with local pharmaceutical/biotech companies, investor groups and academic institutions in China and APAC areas. He encompassed scouting and evaluation of external opportunities including therapeutic assets (from discovery to clinical PoC stages), new drug targets/biomarkers, and novel discovery technologies.  He was also responsible for Merck global BD activities to leverage companies in China/APAC regions for Merck’s internalization and externalization opportunities at different R&D stages.  This particularly