Patrick Soon-Shiong, MD, is the owner and executive chairman of the Los Angeles Times, San Diego Union-Tribune, Los Angeles Times en Español and other publications under the California Times.
Dr. Soon-Shiong, a physician, surgeon, scientist, inventor, technologist and philanthropist, has devoted his career to understanding the fundamental biology driving life-threatening diseases and translating these insights into medical innovations with global impact.
He serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NantWorks, LLC, a holding company devoted to the transformation of healthcare and utilizing artificial intelligence to win the war against cancer and Alzheimer's disease – two of the most serious diseases affecting the aging population.
Following the sale of two companies, Dr. Soon-Shiong established NantWorks, LLC, an ecosystem of companies with deep understandings in a wide variety of complex industries, from science to data, communication and mobility. Under the NantWorks umbrella, Soon-Shiong currently serves as Chairman and CEO of NantKwest, a Nasdaq-listed immunotherapy company focusing on natural killer cells, and Chairman and CEO of NantHealth, a Nasdaq listed transformational healthcare company converging biomolecular medicine and bioinformatics with technology services to empower physicians, patients, payers, pharma and researchers to transcend the traditional barriers of today's healthcare system. When NantKwest went public in 2015, it was the largest biotech IPO by market valuation in history.
In June 2018, Dr. Soon-Shiong completed the purchase the Los Angeles Times, San Diego Union-Tribune, Los Angeles Times en Español (previously Hoy Los Angeles) and publications under the California Times. Dr. Soon-Shiong previously owned 26 percent share of the Los Angeles Times.
Born and raised during apartheid in South Africa, Dr. Soon-Shiong resides in Los Angeles and is a citizen of the United States.