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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Yanhong Li

47 2004 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Ya-Qin Zhang

50 2014 President

Xinzhe Li

48 2016 Chief Financial Officer

Jing Wang

51 2013 Senior Vice President

Hailong Xiang

38 2014 Senior Vice President

Mingyuan Li

32 2013 Vice President

Brent Callinicos

50 2015 Independent Director

William Decker

69 2005 Independent Director

Jian Ding

50 2005 Independent Director

Greg Penner

46 2004 Independent Director

Yuanqing Yang

51 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Yanhong Li

Mr. Yanhong Li is a Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Baidu, Inc. Mr. Li has been serving as the chairman of our board of directors since our inception in January 2000 and as our chief executive officer since January 2004. Mr. Li served as our president from February 2000 to December 2003. Prior to founding our 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 on the board of New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc., a NYSE-listed company that provides private educational services in China, and on the board of Ctrip.com International, Ltd., a NASDAQ-listed company that provides travel 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 is a President of Baidu, Inc. Prior to joining Baidu, He currently serves as president in charge of marketing and our emerging businesses and operations. Prior to joining us, Dr. Zhang was Microsoft Corporation’s corporate vice president and the chairman of Microsoft Asia-Pacific R&D Group for a decade, leading Microsoft’s overall research and development efforts in the Asia-Pacific region. Before joining Microsoft in 1999, Dr. Zhang was a director for the Multimedia Technology Laboratory at Sarnoff Corp. Dr. Zhang currently serves on the board of Tarena International, Inc. and ChinaCache International Holdings Ltd., both of which are listed on NASDAQ. Dr. Zhang received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Science and Technology of China, and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from George Washington University.

Xinzhe Li

Ms. Xinzhe Li is a Chief Financial Officer of Baidu, Inc. Ms. Li has extensive experience in U.S. GAAP reporting and in developing and leading finance and accounting teams before she joined us. Prior to joining Baidu, 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 currently serves on the Board of Philip Morris International, Inc.. Ms. Li holds an M.B.A. degree from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C., Canada and a bachelor of art degree from Tsinghua University in China.

Jing Wang

Mr. Jing Wang is a Senior Vice President of Baidu, Inc., and is in charge of our technology functions. From April 2010 to December 2013, Mr. Wang served as our vice president of engineering. Prior to joining us, Mr. Wang served as deputy managing director of Google China’s R&D Institute from 2006 to 2010, as general manager of eBay China’s Development Center from 2004 to 2006, as the chief technology officer of eBay China from 2003 to 2004, and as senior technical director for Alibaba from 2000 to 2001. From 1991 to 2000, Mr. Wang held various managerial and technical positions in companies based in Silicon Valley, including Oracle, Informix and E-Loan. Mr. Wang currently serves on the board of China National Software & Service Co., Ltd., a company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. Mr. Wang received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Science and Technology of China and a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences. He later obtained his second master’s degree in computer science from the University of Florida.

Hailong Xiang

Mr. Hailong Xiang is a Senior Vice President of Baidu, Inc. since October 2014, and is in charge of business products and sales force management. Mr. Xiang joined in February 2005 following acquisition of Shanghai Qilang, an internet services firm established by Mr. Xiang in 2000. Since joining us, Mr. Xiang has led the reorganization of direct sales force, and significantly improved the efficiency of the business process and expedited the monetization of main services and products. Mr. Xiang received his bachelor’s degree in computer science from East China Normal University.

Mingyuan Li

Mr. Mingyuan Li is a vice president of Baidu, Inc. He is in charge of mobile products and operations. Mr. Li first joined in 2004. He was responsible for the early Content Management System for social content, and built and managed user product marketing operations system. From August 2010 to November 2011, Mr. Li served as vice president of product at UCWeb. Mr. Li returned to company in November 2011. Mr. Li received bachelor’s degree from Communication University of China, and an Executive M.B.A. from the China Europe International Business School.

Brent Callinicos

Mr. Brent Callinicos is an Independent Director of Baidu, Inc. Mr. Callinicos most recently served as the chief financial officer of Uber Technologies Inc. from September 2013 to March 2015, where he remains an advisor. Prior to joining Uber, he worked at Google from January 2007 to September 2013, where he last served as vice president, treasurer and chief accountant. He also led green energy investments and financial services at Google Inc. From 1992 to 2007, he served in a variety of increasingly senior roles at Microsoft Corporation, where he last served as corporate vice-president and divisional chief financial officer of the Platforms and Services Division, and oversaw Microsoft’s Worldwide Licensing and Pricing and Microsoft Financing. He currently serves on the board of directors of PVH Corp., a NYSE-listed company, and two private companies. Mr. Callinicos is a certified public accountant. Mr. Callinicos received a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an M.B.A. degree from the Kenan-Flagler School of Business at Chapel Hill.

William Decker

Mr. William Decker is an Independent Director of Baidu, Inc., and chairman of the audit committee since October 2005. 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 received a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey.

Jian Ding

Mr. Jian Ding is an Independent Director of Baidu, Inc. 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 served as a co-chairman of the board of directors of AsiaInfo-Linkage Inc., a former NASDAQ-listed company, from July 2010 to January 2014. 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 also serves as 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.

Greg Penner

Mr. Greg Boyd Penner is an Independent Director of Baidu, Inc. Mr. Penner is the chairman of the board of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and 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 is also a director 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.

Yuanqing Yang

Mr. Yuanqing Yang is an Independent Director of Baidu, Inc. Mr. Yang is currently the chairman and chief executive officer of Lenovo Group Limited, a Hong Kong-listed company. Mr. Yang joined Lenovo in 1989 and has led the company from the initial China-based PC maker to a diversified global technology leader. In 2011, FinanceAsia named Mr. Yang the Best CEO in China. In 2004 and 2012, Mr. Yang was named one of the “CCTV China Annual Economic Figures.” He was listed on Barron’s list of Best CEOs in 2013, 2014 and 2015. In 2014, Mr. Yang won an Edison Achievement Award for Innovation. Mr. Yang currently serves as a member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. Mr. Yang holds a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Science and Technology of China.