|IQIYI, INC. filed this Form 424B4 on 03/29/2018|
Directors and Executive Officers
The following table sets forth information regarding our directors and executive officers as of the date of this prospectus.
Robin Yanhong Li has served as the chairman of our board of directors since 2009. Mr. Li is the co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Baidu. Prior to founding Baidu, Mr. Li worked as an engineer for Infoseek, a pioneer in the internet search engine industry, from 1997 to 1999. Mr. Li currently serves on the boards of New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE: EDU) and Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (Nasdaq: CTRP). Mr. Li received a bachelors degree in information science from Peking University in China and a masters degree in computer science from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Qi Lu has served as our director since 2017. Dr. Lu is the chief operating officer of Baidu. Prior to joining Baidu in January 2017, Dr. Lu served as Microsofts global executive vice president and led the Applications and Services Group, a role he served from 2013. Between 2009 and 2013, Dr. Lu served as the president of Microsofts Online Services Division. Dr. Lu joined Yahoo! in 1998, later becoming senior vice president in charge of search and advertising technologies and, subsequently, executive vice president in 2007. Dr. Lu holds both bachelors and masters degrees in computer science from Fudan University in Shanghai and a Ph.D. in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University.
Yu Gong is the founder, chief executive officer and director of our company, and oversees our overall strategy and business operations. Prior to founding iQIYI, Dr. Gong was the president and chief operating officer of umessage.com, a top mobile internet services solution provider in China. Prior to that, Dr. Gong served in the roles of vice president, senior vice president, and chief operating officer at Sohu.com, a Nasdaq-listed company, from 2003 to 2008. From 1999 to 2003, Dr. Gong was the founder and chief executive officer of focus.cn, the then largest real estate search website in China, which was sold to Sohu.com. (Nasdaq: SOHU) Dr. Gong received a bachelors degree, a masters degree and a doctorate degree in automation control from Tsinghua University.