Christina Yip, MBA, CPA, CMA
Director, President and Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Yip was appointed as President of the Company in October 2015 and has been Chief Financial Officer since April 2006. Ms. Yip brings to Pacgen over 20 years of extensive experience in financial and strategic management. She has established a track record in completing corporate finance and business development transactions including initial public offering, public and private financing, financial restructuring, tax reorganization, cross-border merger and acquisition, licensing and various deal negotiation. Prior to joining Pacgen, Ms. Yip served as Vice President, Finance and Administration of Cardiome Pharma Corp., a NASDAQ listed pharmaceutical company. Ms. Yip also currently serves as President and Managing Director of KeenVision Consulting Inc. providing financial advisory and executive management services to various venture companies in the life sciences and mining sectors.
Ms. Yip is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, and holds an MBA Degree from Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University in British Columbia.
Sudhir Sharma, MBA, MEng
Executive Vice President, Business Development
Mr. Sharma brings to Pacgen over 25 years of international business experience gained in multiple sectors. Armed with a mechanical and manufacturing engineering background, Mr. Sharma has built a solid track record in all phases of product development from initial conceptual stage to final production stage. His diverse operations management experience includes project implementation, Six Sigma process improvement, strategic sourcing, supply chain management, quality management, international team building, and budget management. Prior to joining Pacgen, he held senior engineer positions with multinational companies headquartered in Japan, India, Germany, USA, and Canada. Mr. Sharma currently also serves as a director of 3A International Technology Inc. where he oversees and provides guidance to multiple start-up ventures in business development and product penetration into South Asian markets.
Mr. Sharma holds an MBA Degree from Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. and a Master of Engineering Degree.
Ivan Wong, MBA, B.Sc
Executive Vice President, Operations
Mr. Wong has more than 15 years of experience in leading and managing a customer support operations in the healthcare sector. Following an entrepreneurial experience in his early career, he joined McKesson Corporation, Canada. During his tenure at McKesson, he held different leadership positions including Director, Consistency of Experience, Director of Support Shared Services, Director and Manager of Customer Support and was accountable for the day to day operations as well as the strategic planning and development of the group. Throughout his career, he has led many change management and continuous improvement projects. He brings a track record of running a sound and efficient operation, coupled with a high level of customer satisfaction and employee engagement.
Mr. Wong holds an MBA degree from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia and a B.Sc Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of British Columbia.
Andrea Chan, CPA, CGA, CPA (Delaware)
Interim Chief Financial Officer, and Director, Finance and Administration
Ms. Chan brings to Pacgen over 15 years of experience in accounting and corporate finance in the pharmaceuticals and insurance industries with roles of increasing responsibility. Ms. Chan has been with Pacgen since its inception in April 2004. Ms. Chan currently serves as Interim Chief Financial Officer, Director, Finance & Administration and Corporate Secretary of Pacgen. Ms. Chan was Corporate Finance Manager from September 2006 to July 2016. Ms. Chan currently oversees and manages the whole accounting and corporate regulatory and administrative functions of the Company. She has assisted the Company in completing corporate transactions including initial public offering, private placement financings, acquisitions, financial restructuring and licensing deals.
Ms. Chan is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified General Accountant, and a Certified Public Accountant, designated in the State of Delaware. She graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Accounting.