Baidu, leading Chinese ISP major announced the appointment of Dr. Qi Lu as the Baidu Group president and COO.
The appointment is with immediate effect. Lu is in charge of products, technology, sales and marketing operations.
Prior to this, he was Microsoft Global Executive Vice President. Lu hasalso led one of three Microsoft business units.
With leadership and management experience, Lu is a leading authority in the area of artificial intelligence.
Lu received bachelor and master degrees in computer science from Fudan University in Shanghai.
He holds a PhD in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University.
He owns over 40 US patents and has authored many papers in his field.
Lu joined Yahoo! in 1998 and later became Senior Vice President in charge of search and advertising technologies.
He then became Executive Vice President in 2007.
In 2009 he joined Microsoft as President of its Online Services Group.
In 2013, Lu was appointed as Microsoft's Global Executive Vice President.
Baidu is a leading ISP provider in China.Baidu: Know More
- CEO: Robin Li (since Jan 2004)
- Revenue: 66.38 billion CNY
- Headquarters: Beijing, China
- Founders: Robin Li, Eric Xu