Dr. Steven Fang has over two decades of experience in growing life sciences businesses. Dr Fang was the Group CEO of CordLife Ltd, a cord blood banking group based in Singapore. CordLife was founded in May 2001 by Dr Fang, and has since grown to have five cord blood processing and storage facilities, in Singapore, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Indonesia, Kolkata, India, and in Sydney, Australia. The company was listed on the Australian Stock Exchange in 2004, and spun off a separate entity in 2010, which subsequently was listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange. Prior to CordLife, Dr Fang held various management positions in life sciences companies such as Becton Dickinson, Baxter Healthcare and Sterling Pharmaceuticals (now part of GSK).
Dr Fang is very active within Singapore’s entrepreneurship and biomedical sciences sectors. He has played a key role in various committees and organisations, including:
Co-Chairman Tech-Connect Task Force, which aims to encourage more commercialisation of public and private sector R&D, as Singapore moves into higher value-added activities Deputy Chairman, Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE) & Chairman ACE Mentoring sub-committee, Singapore Ministry of Trade & Industry, which aims to seed and nurture Singapore entrepreneurial start-ups Advisory Member, A*STAR ETPL Diagnostic Hotspot Panel Member of the Pro-Enterprise Panel, which aims to actively solicit feedback on rules and regulations that hinder businesses and stifle entrepreneurship Past President/ Board of Governors, Spirit of Enterprise, which promotes and advances entrepreneurial spirit in Singapore Member, Nanyang Polytechnic’s Life Science Advisory Committee Founding Council Member/ Past Chairman BioSingapore, an industry association for life sciences businesses in Singapore.
Dr Fang has also received a number of awards, including the Technology Pioneer Award – Life Science, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year (New Enterprise), Spirit of Enterprise and the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award’s Outstanding Entrepreneur award.