Marietta Wu, Ph.D., is a managing director of Quan Capital. She is a founding member of Zai Lab and served as COO and Director of the company prior to Quan Capital. Over the past decade, Dr. Wu has been active in cross-border ventures and value creation in the life sciences industry. She was managing director at Burrill & Company, leading Burrill’s investments and operation in Greater China, focusing on venture capital investing in China and Taiwan related life sciences opportunities. She also served as acting COO of Waterstone, a specialty pharmaceutical company with key operations in China. Dr. Wu is a frequent speaker and author on China and Taiwan life sciences topics, and a founding member of the China Healthcare Investment Conference. Prior to her focus on healthcare investments and company building, Dr. Wu was director of strategy at Edwards Lifesciences. She also held various financial and business development positions at Eli Lilly & Company.
Dr. Wu serves on the board of Citrine Medicine, Crescendo Biologics, Eluminex Biosciences, Innoforce, MEDx Translational Medicine and Zidan Medical. She was a board member of Zai Lab Limited (NASDAQ: ZLAB), Kira Pharmaceutical, Jing Medicine Technology, Taiwan Liposome Company (GTSM: 4152), JHL Biotech (TWEM: 6540), and General Biologics Corporation (TWEM: 4117).
Dr. Wu received her medical degree from Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine (formerly Shanghai Second Medical University), a Ph.D. in medical sciences from Medical College of Ohio, and an MBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.