Dr. Linda Shi, M.D., Ph.D.

Chair of the Board

Dr. Shi is the deputy president and Chief Medical officer of Grand Pharma (China), as well as an Executive Director of Grand Pharmaceutical Group Limited, a publicly listed company in Hong Kong. Prior to joining Grand Pharma, Dr. Shi was the EU Regulatory Leader in the Global Regulatory Affairs (GRA) for Neuroscience at Janssen R&D in Belgium for many years. Dr. Shi has over 30 years of clinical and research experience in academic settings and the pharmaceutical industry, with significant experience working with global multifunctional matrixed teams to drive forward complex projects. She led various applications for clinical trials (Clinical Trial Applications (CTA) and Investigational New Drug Applications (IND)) across Europe and in the United States, particularly in relation to strategic assessments of first-in-human clinical trials with innovative research paths. Dr. Shi obtained her M.D. in China and also a Ph.D. in Medical Sciences from Vrije Universiteit Brussel. She has been appointed as a guest professor and visiting fellow in various universities worldwide.

Robert H. Arch, Ph.D.


Dr. Arch was previously Head of Research at Elpiscience Biopharma, Ltd. from October 2019 to June 2021, and Head of the Liver Disease Department at China Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research from February 2017 to October 2019. Robert’s leadership roles have been focused on shaping strong teams and building diversified R&D pipelines with innovative assets, from ideas to late-stage clinical development programs. His career over 28 years extends from academia to the pharmaceutical industry, including positions at Novartis, Takeda, GlaxoSmithKline, and Pfizer. Robert’s expertise in basic research and drug development includes chronic liver disease, cancer, immuno-oncology, respiratory disease, and inflammatory disorders. Dr. Arch earned his Ph.D. in Germany at the University of Wuerzburg and the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg. After postdoctoral training at the DKFZ and the University of Chicago, he started his independent career as a faculty member in the Departments of Medicine and Pathology & Immunology at Washington University in Saint Louis. Robert is an author of more than 40 publications and book chapters, and he is a co-inventor of several patents for clinical-stage assets.

Stephany Foster


Ms. Foster has over 20 years of experience in the fields of accounting and human resource management. Since October 2019, Ms. Foster has served as Chief Human Resources Officer, Senior Vice President, Head of Global Human Resources, and a member of the Executive Committee of QIAGEN N.V., a global provider of Sample to Insight solutions that enable customers to gain valuable molecular insights from samples containing the building blocks of life. Prior to this position, Ms. Foster served as Vice President, Head of Compensation and Benefits, at QIAGEN from January 2019, and earlier as Vice President, Head of Internal Audit, at QIAGEN from January 2005 to December 2018. Ms. Foster holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame.

Joon Kim, J.D.


Joon Kim is a highly accomplished attorney and partner in Lee & Ko's Corporate, International Litigation and Dispute Resolution, and White Collar Crime Practice Groups. Mr. Kim advises clients, both domestic and international, on a broad range of litigation, dispute-resolution and transactional matters. With a particularly strong background in representing clients in court proceedings, Mr. Kim has a comprehensive understanding of every stage of the litigation process, including all aspects of initial investigatory/discovery proceedings, settlement negotiations, hearings, motions, trials, evidentiary issues and the handling of post-judgment challenges and appeals.

Prior to joining Lee & Ko, Mr. Kim worked for several years as a litigation lawyer and served from 2008 to 2017 as a public prosecutor in California. Mr. Kim has first-chaired both jury and non-jury trials, and has been trained in all aspects of litigation. During his time as a public prosecutor, Mr. Kim also had the experience of serving in 2016 as a research fellow in Korea at the Institute of Justice, under the auspices of the Korea Ministry of Justice, where he worked together with Korean public prosecutors. Joon received his J.D. from Berkeley School of Law and his B.S. from the Berkeley School of Business.

Herbert Kim Lyerly, M.D.


Dr. Herbert Kim Lyerly is the George Barth Geller Professor of Cancer Research, professor of surgery, immunology and pathology, and director of the surgical sciences applied therapeutics section at Duke University, and former director of the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center. He is an internationally recognized expert in cancer therapy and immunotherapy, has published over 300 scientific articles and book chapters, and has edited ten textbooks on surgery, cancer immunotherapy and novel cancer therapies. He serves on the editorial board of 12 scientific journals.

Dr. Lyerly was appointed in 2008 by President George Bush to serve on the National Cancer Advisory Board, which oversees the National Cancer Institute, where he served until 2014. He has served as chair of the Cancer Centers Subcommittee and served on the Global Health Subcommittee of the National Cancer Advisory Board. He has served on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Council of Councils, and on the board of the NIH Office of AIDS Research. He has also been a member of the scientific advisory boards of Susan G. Komen and the Burroughs Wellcome Foundation.

He is a highly sought-after consultant and advisor and has served on the Cancer Center's external advisory boards for the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, University of Michigan, University of Chicago, University of Alabama, University of Arizona, Boston University and Purdue University. He has served as an advisor to the University of Washington and Case Western Reserve Clinical and Translational Science Institutes.

Kevin R. Smith


Kevin R. Smith is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Sirtex Medical US Holdings, Inc. He combines more than 20 years of sales and marketing experience in the medical device industry with the keen instincts of an entrepreneur. Prior to his appointment to CEO, Mr. Smith was Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Americas. Before joining Sirtex, Mr. Smith was Executive Vice President of Business Development at Gel-e, Inc., a company based at the University of Maryland specializing in advanced material hemostasis products. His previous positions include Chief Commercial Officer of Sensium Healthcare along with Global Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Teleflex, where he was the senior sales and marketing executive in the company’s cardiac business unit. Kevin holds a Master of Business Administration in Global Management from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of Kentucky.

Chao Zhou


Chao Zhou is currently the Executive Deputy Officer of China Grand Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Holdings Limited, a public company listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange that develops, manufactures and distributes pharmaceutical products and medical devices to retailers and medical organizations with significant experience in R&D and product commercialization in China. Since 2018, Mr. Zhou has served on the Board of Directors of Grand Pharma Sphere Pty Ltd, a Singapore based company that indirectly wholly-owns the Australian based global medical device company, Sirtex Medical Pty. Ltd. Prior to his role as Executive Deputy Officer, Mr. Zhou served as a Management Director in the Department of Legal Security for China Grand Enterprises, Inc., an investment company engaged in the operation and management of businesses covering pharmaceuticals and healthcare, commodity trading, real estate investment, financial service and other sectors. He earned his Bachelor in Law from Ocean University of China and a Master in International Law from the University of International Business and Economics.