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Michael CHEN
Michael CHEN

VP of business development


Akeso Biopharma Inc.

Dr. Michael Chen has dedicated himself to bio-pharmaceutical industry and global business development for years and has extensive experience and practical achievements in external innovation, pipeline cooperation and business development. Before joining Akeso, Dr. Chen worked as Head of External Innovation APAC for Merck KGaA. Dr. Chen led collaborations with local pharmaceutical/biotech companies, investor groups and academic institutions in China and APAC areas. Meanwhile, Dr. Chen was also responsible for the international business development department of Merck in China and APAC areas, carrying out a variety of internal and external business cooperation. Dr. Chen was also one of the leading members of Merck Asia and China research and development center, and one of the core members for expanding Merck’s oncology business and innovation collaboration in China.

Dr. Chen received his bachelor’s degree of cell and molecular biology from University of Essex, a master’s degree in cancer immunotherapy from University of Nottingham and a Ph.D. degree in biochemistry from Imperial College London.