|Robin Yanhong Li|
Robin Yanhong Li has served as our Director since 2015. He is co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Baidu, and oversees Baidu's overall strategy and business operations. Mr. Li has been serving as the chairman of Baidu's board of directors since Baidu's inception in January 2000 and as Baidu's chief executive officer since January 2004. Mr. Li served as Baidu's president from February 2000 to December 2003. Prior to founding Baidu, 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.