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WuXi PharmaTech (NYSE: WX) Appoints Mr. Bob Zhu as VP of HR

2008-07-02 14:56 894

SHANGHAI, China, July 2 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- WuXi PharmaTech (NYSE: WX), a leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device research and development outsourcing company with operations in China and the United States, today announced that it has appointed Mr. Bob Zhu as Vice President of Human Resources.

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Prior to joining WuXi PharmaTech, Mr. Zhu worked as Head of Asia Human Resources with Electronic Arts (EA), a NASDAQ-listed American developer, marketer, publisher, and distributor of computer and video games. For the past three years, Mr. Zhu led the effort to design, implement and optimize various HR programs and processes at EA. With his help, EA successfully established its online game business and built a strong management team in Asia. Before Electronic Arts, Bob took senior HR positions in several multi-national companies. He was Regional HR Director of Tektronix, Asia Pacific Region, Senior HR Consultant of Capital One, Richmond, Virginia, U.S. and HR Director for Capital One China Operation.

Mr. Zhu will report directly to Mr. Edward Hu, Chief Operating Officer of WuXi PharmaTech.

"We are very delighted to welcome Mr. Zhu to this key position. HR strategy is an integral part of our growth strategy since people are the most valuable assets and the source of innovation at WuXi. With Bob's impressive achievements in human resources and leadership experiences from working at knowledge-based and publicly traded companies, I am confident that we will better manage our global human capital and ultimately strengthen WuXi's value-creation proposition by translating people value into financial metrics," commented Dr. Ge Li, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of WuXi PharmaTech.

Mr. Zhu graduated from Fudan University with a BA in Law.

About WuXi PharmaTech

WuXi PharmaTech is a leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device R&D outsourcing company, with operations in China and the United States. As a research-driven and customer-focused company, WuXi PharmaTech provides pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies a broad and integrated portfolio of laboratory and manufacturing services throughout the drug and medical device R&D process. WuXi PharmaTech's services are designed to assist its global partners in shortening the cycle and lowering the cost of drug and medical device R&D. For more information, please visit: http://www.wuxipharmatech.com .

Source: WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman) Inc.
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