Chairman of our Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer
Ming Hsieh, our founder, served as the manager of our predecessor, Fulgent Therapeutics LLC (“Fulgent LLC”), from its inception in June 2011 until September 2016, was appointed as our director and Chief Executive Officer upon our incorporation in May 2016 and was appointed as Chair of our Board in September 2016 in connection with our initial public offering. Mr. Hsieh also served as the President of the Company from its inception to May 2022. Prior to founding our Company, Mr. Hsieh served as Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairperson of the board of directors of Cogent, Inc., 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. Mr. Hsieh received a B.S.E.E. from the University of Southern California in 1983 and an M.S.E.E. from the University of Southern California in 1984, as well as honorary doctoral degrees from the University of Southern California in 2010 and the University of West Virginia in 2011. Mr. Hsieh has served as a trustee at the University of Southern California since 2007 and at Fudan University in China since 2011. In 2015, Mr. Hsieh was elected to the National Academy of Engineering. In 2017, Mr. Hsieh was elected to the National Academy of Inventors. Mr. Hsieh was selected to serve on our Board 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.