Yiwu He, Phd, MBA

P4Mi Board of Directors

Yiwu He is currently the Global Head of R&D at BGI, and the CEO of BGI Groups USA. Before joining BGI, Dr. Yiwu He was Senior Program Officer of Discovery and Translation Sciences at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

He was responsible for biomarker programs and other drug and vaccine development projects at the Discovery and Translational Sciences at the Gates Foundation.  The areas for which he manages the Foundation’s investments include HIV, TB, Pneumonia, Enteric Diarrhea, Polio and other infectious diseases. He also manages multiple R&D programs in China including Next Generation Sequencing partnership with Beijing Genomic Institute, Grant Challenge Exploration with Tsinghua University and HIV/TB drug discovery with Jiao Tong University.

Yiwu is the founder of three US based biotech companies. He also served as the executive board director of International Society of Vaccine, as well as an adjunct professor at University of Science and Technology of China.