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Danny Yeung

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Danny Yeung is the Co-Founder of Prenetics and has served as Chief Executive Officer since its inception in 2014. Mr. Yeung’s journey into healthcare started as a way to utilize his extensive entrepreneurial career into making an impact for society. Mr. Yeung’s vision from day 1 was to always turn Prenetics into a global health company, recruiting the best talent, and to give everyone the power to be in control of their own health.

Prior to Prenetics, Mr. Yeung was a Founding Partner at SXE Ventures, having led multiple investments in genetic testing companies and in Honey Science, which was acquired by Paypal for US $4 billion in 2019. Mr. Yeung had also founded uBuyiBuy in 2010, which was subsequently acquired by Groupon. Prior to leaving Groupon in early 2014, Mr. Yeung served as CEO of Groupon East Asia, leading it to be the largest e-commerce company in the region. Mr. Yeung’s entrepreneurial journey started at the age of 25 when he ventured into franchising Hong Kong dessert chain “Hui Lau Shan” into the USA. After exiting Hui Lau Shan, Mr. Yeung successfully ventured into hospitality furniture and executed multi-million-dollar projects with MGM globally. Mr. Yeung’s life motto is “Play Hard, Work Harder”.

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Stephen Lo

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Chief Financial Officer

Stephen has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Prenetics since 2018, and oversees the financial operations, corporate accounting and reporting, treasury, financial and tax planning and analysis and investor relations. Prior to joining Prenetics, Mr. Lo was in the Asia Pacific Investment Banking team of Citigroup, where he worked extensively on initial public offering transactions, placements, debt issuances and cross border mergers and acquisitions in Asia and the U.S. between 2014 and 2018. From 2007 to 2011, Mr. Lo was an auditor with Ernst & Young.

Mr. Lo received a Master of Business Administration from Yale University’s School of Management, a Master of Science in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Hong Kong Baptist University. Mr. Lo is a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a Chartered Accountant of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a CFA Charterholder.

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Dr. Lawrence Tzang, PhD

Co-Founder And Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Lawrence Tzang is the Co-Founder of Prenetics and has served as its Chief Scientific Officer and director since its founding in 2014. He has more than 20 years of experience in molecular diagnostics, genomics as well as laboratory automation. Dr. Tzang has been a registered Medical Laboratory Technologist I at the Board of Medical Laboratory Technologist since 2013, a founding member and ex-secretary at the Hong Kong Society for Behavioral and Neural Genetics in 2011-2022 and a fellow of the Hong Kong Society for Molecular Diagnostic Sciences since 2008. Dr. Tzang received his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology in 2003 and post-doctoral research fellowship at Department of Biology & Chemistry of the City University of Hong Kong from 2003 to 2009.

Dr. Tzang used microarray technologies on gene expression profiling for cancer researches, including vimentin and clusterin gene expression in hepatocellular carcinoma metastasis and key role of a protein in hepatocarcinogenesis, as well as drug resistance in cervical carcinoma. Dr. Tzang has also developed a biochip based genotyping platform for human papillomavirus genotyping and prevalence analysis in cervical cancer. In addition, he also participated in deep proteome profiling of sera from never-smoked lung cancer patients.

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Avi Lasarow

Chief Executive Officer of Prenetics EMEA

Avi Lasarow has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Prenetics EMEA, since April 2018, where he is responsible for international market growth outside of the Asia Pacific and the Americas markets.

Mr. Lasarow has dedicated over 20 years in the relentless pursuit of science and technological innovation, and in genetic testing industry. Mr. Lasarow is also the director of Oxsed Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Prenetics EMEA. Prior to joining Prenetics, Mr. Lasarow was the founder and the Chief Executive Officer of DNAFit (now Prenetics EMEA) from April 2013 to April 2018, and helped DNAFit receive two Queens Awards for Enterprise in International Trade and Innovation and the Board of Trade Award from the Department for International Trade of United Kingdom in 2018. Prior to DNAFit. Mr. Lasarow was the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Trimega Laboratories from December 2005 to February 2012. Mr. Lasarow has been the Honorary Consul for South Africa since 2011.

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Dr. Peter Wong , DPHIL

Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Peter Wong is the Chief Technology Officer of Prenetics. Since he joined in 2017, Dr. Wong has been leading Prenetics’ global technology vision and roadmap, and engineering delivery. Prior to Prenetics, Dr. Wong was the Head of Engineering at Travelex, where he led Travelex’s first digital transformation and B2B business. Dr. Wong also successfully delivered a brand new international money transfer service, Travelex Wire, and launched Travelex’s first international payment platform with the World Bank Group. Dr. Wong has experience across various industries including investment banking and eCommerce; and is a frequent speaker at technology events including AWS Summit and various universities. Dr. Wong holds a Doctorate degree in Computer Science from the University of Oxford, and B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Warwick.

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Dr. Senthil Sundaram, MD

Chief Clinical Officer

Dr. Senthil Sundaram is the Chief Clinical Officer of Prenetics, and is responsible for overseeing the clinical policies. Dr. Sundaram is highly recognised for his experience as a physician-scientist, having led numerous genetic research programs in the USA. Dr. Sundaram has discovered genetic mutations and rare genetic variants causing different neurological diseases using cutting edge next-generation sequencing technologies such as whole exome sequencing. Dr. Sundaram’s research articles have been published in reputed, high-impact journals such as Neurology, Annals of Neurology, Cerebral Cortex and others. Dr. Sundaram’s research works were funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH), USA. Dr. Sundaram also served as a reviewer of different journals and NIH study sections.

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Dr. Mike Ma, PhD

Chief R&D Officer

Dr. Mike Ma is Chief R&D Officer of Prenetics, and is responsible for R&D in DNA diagnostics and screening technologies. Dr. Ma has over 29 years industry experience in research and development and clinical science. Before joining Prenetics, he held senior R&D and clinical application positions at diagnostic companies in the PRC and the U.S., including Exact Sciences, Hologic and Third Wave Technologies. Dr. Ma holds a Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry & Molecular Pharmacology from Purdue University.

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Dr. Belinda Cheung, PhD

Vice President (Research & Development)

Dr. Cheung serves as Vice President (Research & Development) and has been instrumental in the creation of the company’s proprietary assay platform. Dr. Cheung has over 13 years In-Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) industry experience in product development as well as clinical settings. Dr. Cheung managed over 18 M HKD grants, and was previously the Principal Researcher in a joint collaboration study between Hong Kong Government and a consortium of listed companies in the bio-tech space. Dr. Cheung holds 7 global patents /patent applications and has published 16 scientific articles. Dr. Cheung received her Ph.D in Biochemistry from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

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Dr. Frank Ong, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Frank Ong, MD. Chief Medical Officer for Prenetics and Interim CEO for ACT Genomics is a seasoned industry-leading physician-scientist in Clinical Development (Certified Principal Investigator, Certified Clinical Research Professional, Medical Monitor) and Medical Affairs with clinical fellowship specialization in medical genetics and sub-specialization in clinical molecular genomics laboratory testing for hereditary oncology, common and rare hereditary adult and pediatric conditions, pharmacogenetics, carrier screening, and women's health. Prior to joining Prenetics as Group Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Ong was the Chief Medical Officer and Chief Scientific Officer of Everly Health and held previous leadership roles in Guardant Health (NASDAQ:GH), Illumina (NASDAQ: ILMN) and Roche (SWX: ROG). Dr. Ong led the first FDA 510(k) cleared NGS-based assay and NGS platform in 2013 as well as the first at-home COVID test to obtain Emergency Use Authorization by the US FDA in 2020.

Dr. Ong received his Medical Doctorate at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California in 2002, and completed his residency and fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center before serving on the faculty at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

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