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BIO-Europe Spring
3 days in-person. 3 days virtually.
March 20–22, 2023 | Basel, SwitzerlandMarch 28–30, 2023 | Digital

Darren Ji
Co-Founder, CEO at Elpiscience Biopharmaceuticals


Darren is Chairman and CEO of Elpiscience Biopharmaceuticals. He was a Venture Partner of Lilly Asia Ventures (LAV) where he co-founded Elpiscience in 2017. Prior to that Darren was Global Head and Vice President of Roche Business Development for Asia and Emerging Markets, In this role Darren was responsible for driving the strategy and execution of deal-making activities encompassing over 100 countries. During his tenure Darren championed and oversaw the closing of many key transactions. He managed a global team and established a strong business network in major countries like China, Japan, Korea, Australia/New Zealand, Russia and Brazil.

A repeat entrepreneur himself, Darren spent a long career at the Procter & Gamble Company with increasing responsibilities in drug R&D and business development. He co-founded and served as CEO of PharmaLegacy Laboratories. Darren has been a highly respected leader in global life sciences and a sought-after speaker in various business forums. He was also an avid community builder exemplified by completing one of the longest services as a board member of the BayHelix Group, a community of business leaders of Chinese Heritage in life science. Darren currently serves as a board director of Legend Biotech (NASDAQ: LEGN).

Darren got his M.D. from China Medical University, a PhD from University of Sheffield at UK, and a MBA from University of Chicago.

Agenda Sessions

  • APAC partnering: where are we and where does the future lie?


Speakers at this event