Yong Hao joined Astex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in 2012 as an Executive Director, Biostatistics & Data Management and Chief Statistician, and was promoted in early 2014 to Vice President and Chief Statistician, Biostatistics and Data Management. He has 20 years of experience in drug development, particularly in trial design, data acquisition & management and statistical analysis. He has worked in both industry and academia. Before joining Astex, Dr. Hao held positions from Director to Vice President at QLT Inc. Between 1998 and 2012, his responsibilities there varied among Biometrics & Data Management, Clinical Operations, and Clinical Development. From 1992 to 1997, he was Senior Biostatistician and Acting Department Head, Biostatistics, at the Ontario Cancer Institute / Princess Margaret Hospital. Dr. Hao’s education combines medicine and statistics. He earned a Bachelor of Medicine degree from Shanxi Medical University, a Master of Medicine (Health Statistics) degree from the Chinese Medical University in China, and, in 1992, a PhD in Biostatistics from the University of Toronto. Dr. Hao is a professional statistician (P.Stat) accredited by both the American Statistical Association and the Statistical Society of Canada.