People: Baidu Inc (BIDU.O)

BIDU.O on Nasdaq

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26 Dec 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Yanhong Li

44 2004 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Ya-Qin Zhang

48 2014 President

Xinzhe Li

46 2008 Chief Financial Officer

Liu Dejian

2013 Director

William Decker

66 2005 Independent Director

Jian Ding

48 2005 Independent Director

Nobuyuki Idei

77 2007 Independent Director

Gregory Penner

44 2004 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Yanhong Li

Mr. Yanhong Li serves as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Baidu Inc. Mr. Li has been serving as the chairman of board of directors since inception in January 2000 and as chief executive officer since January 2004. Mr. Li served as president from February 2000 to December 2003. Prior to founding company, Mr. Li worked as a staff engineer for Infoseek, a pioneer in the internet search engine industry, from July 1997 to December 1999. Mr. Li was a senior consultant for IDD Information Services from May 1994 to June 1997. Mr. Li currently serves as an independent director and chairman of the compensation committee of New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc., a NYSE-listed company that provides private educational services in China. Mr. Li also acts as the vice chairman of the internet Society of China (ISC). Mr. Li has also been a vice chairman of All-China Federation of Industry & Commerce since December 2012. Mr. Li received a bachelor’s degree in information science from Peking University in China and a master’s degree in computer science from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Ya-Qin Zhang

Dr. Ya-Qin Zhang has been appointed as President of Baidu, Inc., effective Sept. 9, 2014. Prior to joining Baidu, Zhang served as Microsoft's corporate vice president and chairman of Microsoft's Asia R&D Group, leading overall research and development efforts in Asia-Pacific, the largest Microsoft R&D establishment outside of the United States with over 3,000 scientists and engineers. He joined Microsoft in 1999 as one of the key founders of Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA). Zhang founded Microsoft's Asia-Pacific R&D Group in 2006, integrating disciplines across fundamental research, technology incubation, product development and strategic partnership. Zhang has held various key positions over his 15 year tenure at Microsoft, including managing director of Microsoft Research Asia, chairman of Microsoft China, corporate vice president of Mobile and Embedded Products, and more recently chairman of Microsoft Asia R&D. Zhang received his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 1983 and 1985. Zhang received a Doctor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from George Washington University in 1989 at the age of 23. He is a Fellow of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE) and an adjunct professor for some 20 top universities around the world. Zhang holds over 60 US patents and has authored over 500 papers and 11 books on video coding, mobile communications, and networking.

Xinzhe Li

Ms. Xinzhe Li serves as Chief Financial Officer of Baidu Inc. Ms. Li is in charge of finance and accounting, human resources, marketing and communications, purchasing, corporate development and certain other areas. Prior to joining company, Ms. Li served as controller of General Motors Acceptance Corporation (GMAC)’s North American Operations from 2005 to 2008. Prior to that, Ms. Li worked at General Motors China, where she was responsible for overseeing finance functions of General Motors’ wholly owned and joint venture businesses in China from 2001 to 2004, with the last post as its chief financial officer. From 1994 to 2001, she held several other finance positions at General Motors in Canada, the United States and Singapore. Ms. Li has been serving as a director of Philip Morris International, Inc. since May 2010. Ms. Li has been recognized by the Fortune Magazine as one of “Asia’s 25 hottest people in business”. Ms. Li holds an M.B.A. degree from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C., Canada and a bachelor of arts degree from Tsinghua University in China.

Liu Dejian

Mr. Liu Dejian is a Director of Baidu, Inc. Mr. Liu Dejian is the founder, chairman and executive director of NetDragon Websoft Inc. (HKEx:777) ("NetDragon"), a leading developer and operator of online games and mobile Internet platforms in China. Since founding NetDragon in 1999, he has led it to become a leading player in China's online gaming and mobile Internet industries. Mr. Liu is responsible for NetDragon's overall strategic development and is the chief designer in its game development team. Mr. Liu has been instrumental in driving NetDragon's managerial policies, which have been key to it becoming a competitive player in the online gaming industry. He is recognized as one of the most influential figures in China's online game sector. Mr. Liu also served as chairman and non-executive director of 91 Wireless Websoft Limited ("91 Wireless"), one of China's largest mobile app marketplaces and mobile game operators and a former subsidiary of NetDragon. 91 Wireless was acquired by Baidu in August 2013. Mr. Liu graduated with a Bachelor's Degree of Science in Chemistry from the University of Kansas in 1995. He was vice president of Beso Biological Research Center, Inc. ("Beso") from 1995 to 2005. He was also vice president of Fuzhou Yangzhenhua 851 Bio-Engineering Research Inc. ("Fuzhou 851") from 1995 to 2000 before being promoted to president of that organization in 2001.

William Decker

Mr. William Decker serves as an Independent Director of Baidu Inc. Mr. Decker is a retired partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Prior to his retirement in July 2005, Mr. Decker was the partner in charge of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP’s Global Capital Markets Group. He led a team of more than 300 professionals in 25 countries that provided technical support to non-U.S. companies on SEC regulations, U.S. GAAP reporting and assistance with Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance work. Mr. Decker has served as a senior adviser of VisionChina Media Inc., a NASDAQ-listed company that operates an out-of-home advertising network on mass transportation systems in China, since December 2011, and served as an independent director and the chairman of the audit committee of VisionChina Media Inc. from December 2007 to December 2011. Mr. Decker received a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey.

Jian Ding

Mr. Jian Ding serves as an Independent Director of Baidu Inc. Mr. Ding has served as a co-chairman of the board of directors of AsiaInfo-Linkage Inc., a NASDAQ-listed company, since AsiaInfo Holdings, Inc., or AsiaInfo, merged with Linkage Technologies International Holdings Limited in July 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Ding served as the chairman of the board of AsiaInfo from April 2003 to July 2010, and a member of the board since AsiaInfo’s inception in 1993. Mr. Ding served as the chief executive officer and president of AsiaInfo from 1999 to 2003 and as senior vice president and chief technology officer of AsiaInfo from 1993 to 1999. Mr. Ding is currently a general partner and managing director of GSR Ventures, an early stage venture fund focusing on semiconductor, internet, wireless, new media and green technology investment in China. Mr. Ding also serves as a director of NetQin Mobile Inc., a NYSE-listed mobile internet service provider, and an independent director of Huayi Brothers Media Corporation, a ChiNext Shenzhen-listed company. Mr. Ding received a master’s degree in information science from the University of California, Los Angeles and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Peking University in China.

Nobuyuki Idei

Mr. Nobuyuki Idei serves as an Independent Director of Baidu Inc. Being an experienced director, Mr. Idei currently also serves as director of Accenture, director of FreeBit Co, Ltd., director of Lenovo Group and chairman of the National Conference on Fostering Beautiful Forests in Japan. Mr. Idei is founder and chief executive officer of Quantum Leaps Corporation, a specialist consultancy that advises private and public institutions on the changing role of technology in the 21st century. Mr. Idei is also founder and chairman of the board of Asia Innovators’ Initiative, a private non-profit organization which he established in 2011 to serve as a catalyst for social innovation in Asia by bringing together a diverse range of individuals and promoting knowledge sharing. Mr. Idei was chairman and chief executive officer of Sony Corporation from 2000 to 2005, chief corporate advisor from 2005 to 2007 and chairman of the advisory board from 2007 to 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Idei held a range of leadership positions at Sony including general manager of the audio division, senior general manager of the home video group, and president and representative director. Mr. Idei has also served in a number of other advisory positions including as counselor to the Bank of Japan, member of Japan’s national IT Strategy Council, and vice chairman of Nippon Keidanren. Mr. Idei received a bachelor of science degree in economics and politics from Waseda University in Tokyo.

Gregory Penner

Mr. Greg Penner serves as an Independent Director of Baidu Inc. Mr. Penner is a general partner at Madrone Capital Partners, an investment management firm based in Menlo Park, California. From 2002 to 2004, Mr. Penner was the senior vice president and chief financial officer of Wal-Mart Japan. From 2000 to 2002, Mr. Penner was senior vice president of finance and strategy for Walmart.com. From 1997 to 2000, Mr. Penner was a general partner at Peninsula Capital, an early stage venture capital fund. Previously, Mr. Penner worked in strategic planning at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and corporate finance at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mr. Penner serves as a director of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and Hyatt Hotels Corporation, and as a director of several private companies. He is also a director of The Charter Growth Fund and sits on the board of Teach for America. Mr. Penner received an M.B.A. degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in international economics from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

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