On the heels of its its initial public offering, Connect Biopharma named its first general counsel and appointed an active general counsel to serve on its board of directors.

Jiang Bian, general counsel and chief compliance officer of Connect Biopharma. Courtesy photo

On Monday, the San Diego and Taicang, China-based clinical-stage pharmaceutical company announced the hiring of San Diego lawyer Jiang Bian to serve as general counsel and chief compliance officer, effective Aug. 20. He will report directly to the company’s CEO, Dr. Zheng Wei.