Dr Weiming Jiang joins the advisory group of Novo Holdings

Dr Weiming Jiang joins the advisory group of Novo Holdings

Date
April 26, 2021

Novo Holdings is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Weiming Jiang, former President of DSM in China, as a new member of the Novo Advisory Group.

The appointment of Dr Jiang further strengthens the competencies of the Novo Advisory Group, as Novo Holding executes on its strategy of building on and enhancing its position as a leading international life sciences investor.

Kasim Kutay, CEO of Novo Holdings, says: “We are delighted that Weiming Jiang is joining the Novo Advisory Group. Dr Jiang is an experienced business leader with extensive knowledge of the bio-industrial sector in China. Moreover, he has played an important role in promoting open innovation, low-carbon development and the circular economy. Thus, he brings valuable insights that are highly relevant to a key area of activity for Novo Holdings.”

The Novo Advisory Group is an expert panel that supports Novo Holdings in analysing and monitoring its larger investments.

Dr Weiming Jiang has served as President of China for DSM, a global life sciences and materials company. Prior to that, he has worked for Novozymes for more than a decade, where he played a key role in the establishment of the company’s Chinese enzymes production facility as well as its biotechnology R&D centre in Beijing.

Dr Weiming Jiang says: “I am very pleased to be joining the Novo Advisory Group. Novo Holdings has an impressive track record, and I look forward to bringing my knowledge and experience to the table, contributing to the continued growth of Novo Holdings’ investment activities within the life sciences.”

About Weiming Jiang
Danish citizen

Career
2020 –              Special Advisor to Co-CEO, DSM

2007 – 2020   President of DSM in China

2006 – 2007    Global Senior VP (resp. for Asia Strategic Projects), DSM

1991 – 2006     Operations Manager, General Manager, Group VP/China President, Novozymes

1986 – 1991      Technical Manager, Danbrew

Has served as Vice Chairman of China Business Council for Sustainable Development since 2004.

Education
1986                  PhD in Agro, Danish Royal Agricultural and Veterinary University

Further information

Nils Eskestad, Senior Officer, +45 3023 2904, nes@novo.dk