Board of Directors
Professor Jonathan Blackburn
Chief Scientific Officer
Professor Blackburn is the inventor of the Sengenics KREX™ Protein Array technology. He has more than 35 years background at the highest levels of cutting-edge genomics and proteomics research and development. He invented and developed the KREX™ platform at the University of Cambridge. He leads the R&D team and the strategic direction for developing KREX™ across novel diverse applications for Human disease screening, precision immuno-profiling and therapeutics.
Dato’ Wong Gian Kui
Dato’ Wong is a Non-Executive Director who was appointed to the Board of Sengenics in March 2011. He was appointed as Managing Director of Insas in 2000, Chief Executive Officer/Group Managing Director in 2004, and in 2009 was re-designated to Non-Independent & Non-Executive Director of Insas. Prior to joining Insas, Dato’ Wong worked for Harun, Oh & Wong, a member of Howarth International firm of public accountants in Malaysia from 1981 to 1990 and Stoy Hayward London Chartered Accountants from 1990 to 1991. He has been a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants since 1988 and of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants since 1985.
Dr Arif Anwar
Managing Director and Board Director
Prior to his current role at Sengenics, Dr Anwar held progressively senior positions in genomics, bioinformatics and proteomics companies in the Bay Area in California, the UK and most recently in Singapore. He has a prodigious track record spanning more than twenty years of success in commercialising cutting-edge life science technologies. Out of the five companies he has been involved in, two were acquired, and two went on to successful IPOs. His previous roles included Commercial Director of PhenoCure UK Ltd., a biopharmaceutical company he co-founded in Cambridge, England; Regional Director at DoubleTwist Inc. of Oakland, California and Regional Manager of Clontech of Palo Alto, California. He holds a PhD in Biochemistry which was awarded in 1996 by UCL, London; and a BSc in Genetics in 1993 also from London. Dr Anwar has overall responsibility for the corporate strategy and operations of Sengenics.
Chief Commercial Officer
Johan’s primary role is to devise and implement the commercial strategy for the company which is focused on application of the KREX technology for the identification of autoantibody biomarkers for early diagnostics or stratification of patients undergoing treatment with autoimmune or cancer drugs. He has nearly two decades of industry experience working in high-technology and biotechnology companies, initiating and managing research projects, strategic partnerships and collaborations in the USA, Europe and Japan.
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