China Biologic Products, Inc. has appointed David Gao, age 61, as a director of the Company, a member of the Audit Committee, the Compensation Committee, and the Governance and Nominating Committee, and as the Chairman of the Compensation Committee, effective immediately.
Gao has served as a senior integration advisor for Sanofi Group since February 2011. From February 2004 to February 2011, Gao served as the Chief Executive Officer and director of BMP Sunstone Corporation. From February 2002 through February 2004, Mr. Gao served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Beijing Med-Pharm Co. Ltd. (BMP China). Gao served as President and director of Abacus Investments Ltd, a private wealth management company, from August 2003 until June 2004, and as Chief Executive Officer of Abacus from July 2003 to June 2004.
From 1989 to 2002, Gao held various executive positions at Motorola, Inc., a publicly traded company specializing in wireless, broadband, and automotive communications technologies and embedded electronic products, including Vice President and Director, Integrated Electronic System Sector, Asia-Pacific operation, from 1998 to 2002; Member, Motorola Asia Pacific Management Board, Management Board of Motorola Japan Ltd., from 2000 to 2002; and Motorola China Management Board from 1996 to 2002.
Gao holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Beijing Institute of Technology, a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Hanover University, Germany, and an M.B.A. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.