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May 10–14, 2021
Shanghai and DigitalHybrid Event

Mark McDade
Managing Partner at Qiming Venture Partners


Mark McDade joined Qiming Venture Partners USA in 2017 and is based in Cambridge, MA. Before joining the Qiming team, Mark was Executive Vice President, COO at UCB. He led UCB’s worldwide Geographic Operations, Established Brands, Technical Operations and Business Development. He joined UCB’s Executive Committee in 2008.

From 2002 until late 2007, Mark served as CEO and Director of PDL Biopharma, an antibody-based biopharma company located in Redwood City, CA. Prior to PDL, he served as CEO of Signature Bioscience, located in San Francisco, CA. Mark was founder and a director of Corixa Corporation, where he served as COO from September 1994 to December 1998 and as President and COO from January 1999 until his departure in late 2000 to join Signature. Before Corixa, Mark was COO of Boehringer Mannheim Therapeutics, the biopharmaceutical division of Corang. Prior to that he held several positions at Sandoz Ltd. including business development, product management and general management.

Mark previously served on the boards of Aimmune Therapeutics (acquired by Nestlé) and Dermira (acquired by Eli Lilly & Company). Mark received a BA from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Mark serves on the boards of Cadent Therapeutics, LetsGetChecked, myHealthteams, PlateletBio, Talaris Therapeutics, and WindMIL Therapeutics. He led investments in Kezar Life Sciences (NASDAQ: KZR) and Twine Health (acquired by FitBit).

Agenda Sessions

  • The path to IPOs

    On Demand