Stephen B. Heitner, M.D.
VP, Clinical Research & Therapeutic Area Lead, Cardiovascular
Ching joined us as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer in June 2017.
Prior to joining Cytokinetics, Ching served as Chief Financial Officer of North America Pharmaceuticals at Sanofi from 2015 to 2017, and as the Chair of the North America Regional Finance Council. From 2012 to 2015, Ching was Chief Financial Officer for Ventana Medical Systems, a member of the Roche Group.
Previously, between 2001 and 2012, Ching held a wide variety of finance positions with Genentech, and then Roche, following their acquisition of Genentech, including two years as Chief Financial Officer of Roche in Taiwan and as Head of R&D Finance at Genentech.
A former Army Platoon Commander and Liaison Officer in the Taiwanese Army, Ching holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Naval Architecture from National Taiwan University, a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan, and an M.B.A. in Finance and General Management from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.
In his spare time, Ching and his wife Connie enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, and skiing.