Dr. Zhengming Du

  • Senior Vice President of BeiGene
  • Distinguished expert of national high-level talent

Dr. Du holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Nanjing University and a Ph.D. in chemistry from Clark University in the United States. He has more than 30 years of experience in teaching and research, process engineering, drug design and screening, and R&D management of pharmaceutical companies in the field of chemistry and pharmaceuticals. He is focused on process development, production management, quality control, pilot manufacturing, and industrialization of small molecule targeted drugs, to ensure that the process flow and products meet the Chinese and international standards and meet global clinical and commercial needs. Dr. Du has published more than 30 academic papers and authorized more than 20 international and domestic patents. He served as the leading chemist of Novartis’s Process R&D Department, Vice General Manager of Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical R&D Center, and Director of Process R&D and Synthesis of Roche R&D (China) Co., LTD. He has won numerous awards including the Novartis Global Resource Efficiency Award, the Roche Innovation Project Outstanding Contribution Award, the Chinese Chemical Society Outstanding Young Chemist Award, the Jiangsu Province Science and Technology Progress Award, the Jiangsu Province major science and Technology Innovation Project leader, the Jiangsu Province Mass Innovation Team leader, the National high-level talents specially invited expert. He currently serves as senior vice president of Beigene, an international pharmaceutical company focused on developing new cancer treatments.