Dr. Chang Zhaohua (常兆华), the chairman and a non-executive Director of our company. He is primarily responsible for overseeing the management and operations of our Group.
Dr. Chang, is the current chairman of the board of directors, executive director and chief executive officer of MicroPort. He has over 32 years’ experience in the medical device industry, and currently also serve as a professor at School of Medical Device, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology. Before establishing Shanghai MicroPort Medical (Group) Co., Ltd. (上海微創醫療器械（集團）有限公司) in 1998, from 1996 to 1997, Dr. Chang served as vice president of R&D at Endocare Inc., a NASDAQ listed medical device company based in California, U.S.. From 1990 to 1995, Dr. Chang served as senior engineer, chief scientist, director of R&D and vice president of engineering at Cryomedical Sciences Inc., a medical device company in Maryland U.S. which was listed on NASDAQ prior to its acquisition by a third party.
Dr. Chang received his bachelor’s degree in refrigeration engineering in 1983 and master’s degree in cryogenic engineering in 1985, both from University of Shanghai for Science and Technology. In 1992, he received his doctoral degree in biological science from State University of New York (Binghamton). Dr. Chang has published extensively in biomedical fields and holds several dozens of patents in China and the United States.