Women Leaders in Pharma Interview Series

Women Leaders in Pharma Interview Series

Interview With Lihong Yu

About Lihong 

Lihong Yu is the Founder and President of PHT International Inc, a full-service CRDMO company based in Charlotte, North Carolina, serving innovative pharmaceutical customers.   

 Lihong came to Charlotte, North Carolina with $5,000 to start PHT (standing for People, Honest and Trust), started the business with distributing chemical intermediates for dyestuff manufacturers in the Carolinas, then transitioned into R&D, and manufacture serving the regulated pharma industry in the late 1990s. Today’s PHT is an over $100-million company, owns its own Research Center (PHT Tech), and is a US FDA-inspected CGMP facility (PHT Pharma).  

Lihong believes as a woman leader, authenticity is very important. “When you are authentic, you are confident. Confidence is a beautiful thing. When you are confident, you can be humble and bold in vision and leading,“ she says.  

 Lihong was awarded a Women in Business Achievement Award by the Charlotte Business Journal in 2015. She was also recognized with a leadership award in International Commerce by the Carolina World Trade Association (CWTA) in 2016. 


Watch Lihong’s video interview below: