Updated on 14 May 2012
"I am deeply honored by the confidence that the Board of Directors have placed in me. I am thankful for the opportunity having been provided to take China Biologic Products up to the next level and I am excited by the substantial prospects in front of us," said Mr David Gao, chairman and CEO of China Biologic. "I want to personally thank Colin for his leadership and accomplishments over the last five years, and I look forward to benefit from his extensive knowledge of our business and of the health care industry in China as he continues to play an important role in our management team. China Biologic is an established leader in China's plasma protein therapeutics market thanks to the extensive talent that the Company has developed over the years. Moving forward, I will be focused on working with our management, employees, and partners to execute our growth strategy and enhance shareholder value."
Prior to joining the company, Mr Gao served as the chief executive officer and director of BMP Sunstone Corporation, a company listed on NASDAQ, from February 2004 until its acquisition by Sanofi in February 2011.