CEO Soon Jae Park, PhD
CEO Soon Jae Park, PhD has over 25 years of experience in R&D of biomedicine. He started working as a senior researcher at LG Chemical and later LG Life Sciences, and successfully developed recombinant biomedicines such as human growth hormone, erythropoietin, and hepatitis vaccine. As a global leader in the field of biosimilars, he succeeded in obtaining the European approval for human growth hormone biosimilar in 2006.
In his later years at LG Life Sciences, he managed overseas business development and partnering, and licensing-out, creating business network with various pharmaceutical and biotech companies and accumulating experiences in business development.
After working at LG Life Sciences, he aided Hanwha Group to begin its antibody biosimilar business by constructing relevant organizations and pipeline. Afterwards, he worked as a professional entrepreneur of Binex, acquiring private-sector operation right to operate KBCC, a consigned biomedicine production facility of Ministry of Knowledge Economy of Korea.
In 2008, he started Alteogen with Dr. Hye-Shin Chung, and was inaugurated as CEO in 2010.
He is acknowledged as one of the leading figures in Korea for R&D and commercialization of biomedicine, as being selected as one of the ‘Top 100 technologies and the people in 60 years of Korean History,’ awarded by National Academy Engineering of Korea in 2010.