Dr. Lau Lit Fui
Dr. Lau Lit Fui, aged 59, joined our Group in October 2012 and was appointed as president and chief operating officer of our Group on April 1, 2019 and reassigned as CSO on January 18, 2022. He is primarily responsible for overseeing the overall scientific functions of our Group, including basic and applied research projects, as well as the development of new processes, technologies or projects. He is also responsible for promoting the efficiency, profitability and competitive position of our Group.
Dr. Lau has 24 years of extensive experience in operation management and R&D of new drugs. From August 1998 to January 2008, he worked in the global R&D department of Pfizer Inc., a worldwide leading pharmaceutical company, where his last position was senior principal scientist heading a biology laboratory and supervising technicians in testing drug candidates. From January 2008 to August 2012, Dr. Lau worked as the associate director of the new product and alliance development department of GlaxoSmithKline (China) R&D Co., Ltd., a science-led global healthcare company, where he was responsible for department management and R&D of new drugs treating neurodegenerative diseases. Dr. Lau joined Lee’s Pharm in October 2012 and had been managing the operation and R&D of Lee’s Pharm until April 2016. Dr. Lau obtained both his bachelor’s degree in science and master degree of philosophy from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in December 1985 and December 1987, respectively, where he was awarded the Wong Siew Chan Scholarship. In December 1993, he obtained his Ph.D. in biochemical science from the University of Connecticut in the United States. He completed his research fellowship in neuroscience at the School of Medicine of John Hopkins University in the United States in August 1998. Dr. Lau’s outstanding performances have been recognized by several leading corporations. In February 1991, he was granted SmithKline Beecham Student Pharmacology Award by SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals, a company focused on pharmaceuticals, biologics, vaccines, and consumer healthcare. During his employment with Pfizer, Inc., he was granted several awards by the global research & development department of the company, for his leadership, team work spirit and contribution in R&D. In 2014, he was awarded the Medicines for Life Award by UTASIA Inc., a subsidiary of United Therapeutics Corporation, a company mainly focusing on pharmaceutical preparations business. In 2018, Dr. Lau received an award from CVie Therapeutics Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Lee’s Pharm, for his sustained contribution and commitment.