Ro joined AstraZeneca in 2015 as an Evaluation Director in the Oncology Business Development team. He is responsible for leading the evaluation of new in-licensing and out-licensing opportunities in late stage oncology as well as Immuno-oncology clinical collaborations. Ro led the divestment of AstraZeneca’s rare disease thyroid cancer therapy Caprelsa to Sanofi/Genzyme for up to $300m. Ro has also led several Immuno-Oncology clinical collaboration deals including with Immunomedics combining IMFINZI (PD-L1 inhibitor) with IMMU-132 in first-line triple negative breast and bladder cancers, Celgene, NewLink Genetics, GSK and ADC Therapeutics.
Ro received his PhD in Oncology from Trinity College, Cambridge on a Gates Scholarship, and has an MBA from the Cambridge Judge Business School.