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BeyondSpring Appoints Gregg Russo as Senior Vice President, Human Resources

NEW YORK, Nov. 06, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BeyondSpring Inc. (NASDAQ: BYSI), a global biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of innovative immuno-oncology cancer therapies, today announced that the Company has appointed Gregg Russo as Senior Vice President, Human Resources, effectively immediately.
a??We are excited to Bring Mr. Russo on board as we move closer toward regulatory approval and potential commercialization of our lead compound, Plinabulin, for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer and chemotherapy-induced neutropenia,a?? said Dr. Lan Huang, BeyondSpringa??s CEO. a??Mr. Russo is an expert at driving HR transformation during times of significant change for companies and has successfully led strong HR teams within start up, scale up and large pharmaceutical organizations. We will look to Mr. Russoa??s extensive expertise in the space to help us recruit the best, most passionate talent across our corporate and clinical operations to take the Company forward and upward.a??Mr. Russo joins BeyondSpring with more than 20 years of biotech and pharmaceutical senior human resources leadership experience. Most recently he served as Head of Human Resources at Chugai Pharma USA, a Roche company. He had partnered with the C-suite to enhance business values, practices and the workplace culture. This included implementing best practices for U.S., European and Asian business norms for a start-up translational clinical research group.Additionally, Mr. Russo played a critical lead role at Daiichi Sankyo where he was the founding head of the human resources function responsible for helping grow the company from a start up to over 3,000 employees and nearly $3 billion in revenue during his 14-year tenure. APrior to Chugai, Mr. Russo served as Business Development Partner at ExxPharma Therapeutics LLC and Human Resource Lead at Neostem. In addition to running his own HR consultancy business, HR STRATEGI, he received his Master of Arts degree in organizational communication from the State University of New York, Buffalo.a??As BeyondSpring is on the cusp of spearheading a fundamental change in how we think about and approach traditional cancer treatment today, I am eager to assist management in further expanding its team so that the Company can solidify its footprint as a leader and pioneer in the industry,a?? added Mr. Russo. a??A company is only as strong as its talented employees, and I have made it my mission to work with management to recruit and retain the most innovative minds in medicine today a?? and cultivate additional leadership along the way a?? to propel BeyondSpring forward through the remainder of 2019 and beyond.a??
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