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Alan D Roth

Alanís career in the biosciences comprises basic research, investment management/capital markets and strategic consultancy. Starting his career as a chemist at Merck & Co., Inc. in the New Lead Discovery Department, after his academic work he joined McKinsey & Company, the international management consultancy, serving leading companies in a variety of industries. He subsequently became Director at Commerzbank Asset Management ($140bn AUM) in London and Frankfurt in charge of global equity bio-investments as well as overall industrial investment research. He co-founded, took public and was first CEO and CFO of Chiral Quest, Inc., a life sciences company in the area of chiral pharmaceuticals. Alan earned his BA (Hons) from Cornell University, PhD in organic chemistry from Columbia University, and Postdoctoral Fellowship from the University of Oxford. Having authored several scientific publications and received academic awards and fellowships, he holds a Guest Professorship at Tianjin University in China.