Chairman of our Board of Directors, President and Chief Executive Officer
Ming Hsieh is Chairman of our Board of Directors, President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to founding Fulgent, Mr. Hsieh served as Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of the board of directors of Cogent, Inc., or Cogent, a biometric identification services and products company he co-founded in 1990, which was acquired by 3M in 2010. Prior to his tenure at Cogent, Mr. Hsieh founded and served as Vice President of AMAX Technology from 1987 to 1990. Mr. Hsieh currently serves on the board of directors of Fortinet, Inc., a network security company traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “FTNT.” Mr. Hsieh received a B.S.E.E. from USC in 1983 and an M.S.E.E. from USC in 1984, as well as honorary doctoral degrees from USC in 2010 and the University of West Virginia in 2011. Mr. Hsieh has served as a trustee at USC since 2007 and at Fudan University in China since 2011. In 2015, Mr. Hsieh was elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Mr. Hsieh was selected to serve on our board of directors based on his extensive management experience, his knowledge of our business, culture and operations as our founder, his engineering expertise and his service for and leadership of our company since inception.
Chief Financial Officer
Paul Kim has served as Fulgent Chief Financial Officer since 2016. Prior to his service for us, Mr. Kim served as Chief Financial Officer of Cogent, a publicly traded biometric identification services and product company from 2004 until 2011. Mr. Kim’s past experience also includes service as the Chief Financial Officer of JNI Corporation, or JNI, a publicly traded storage area network technology company, from 2002 until 2003, as Vice President, Finance and Corporate Controller at JNI from 1999 to 2002 and as Vice President of Finance and Administration for Datafusion Inc., a privately held software development company, from 1998 until 1999. From 1996 to 1998, Mr. Kim was the Corporate Controller for Interlink Computer Sciences, Inc., a publicly traded enterprise software company. From 1990 to 1996, Mr. Kim worked for Coopers and Lybrand L.L.P., leaving as an audit manager. Mr. Kim received a B.A. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1989 and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Lab Director and Chief Scientific Officer.
Hanlin (Harry) Gao, M.D., Ph.D., D.A.B.M.G., F.A.C.M.G. is a founder of our genetic testing business, is our Lab Director and Chief Scientific Officer. Dr. Gao’s prior experience includes service as Lab Director of both the DNA Sequencing Core Laboratory and Clinical Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory at City of Hope from 2004 until 2013. Dr. Gao completed his clinical molecular genetics training fellowship and post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School in 2004 prior to joining City of Hope. Dr. Gao received a M.S. in Immunology and an M.D. from Peking University and Inner Mongolia University for Nationalities in China in 1993 and 1990, respectively, as well as a Ph.D. in Microbiology, Immunology and Medical Genetics from The Ohio State University in 2001. Dr. Gao is board certified in clinical molecular genetics by the American Board of Medical Genetics, is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics and serves as a team leader for laboratory inspections by CAP.