Board of Directors
Robin Yanhong Li
Chairman of the Board
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 Trip.com Group Limited (Nasdaq: TCOM). 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.
Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Director
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 bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree and a doctorate degree in automation control from Tsinghua University.
Mr. Herman Cheng-Chun Yu, also known as Mr. Herman Yu, has served as our director since 2017. Mr. Yu has served as the chief financial officer of Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU; SEHK: 9888) since September 2017, overseeing Baidu’s finance and purchasing functions. In August 2021, Mr. Yu was also appointed chief strategy officer of Baidu. Prior to joining Baidu, Mr. Yu served as the chief financial officer of Weibo Corp., a social media company (NASDAQ: WB) from 2015 to 2017. Prior to Weibo, Mr. Yu worked at SINA Corp., a leading portal from 2004 to 2015, beginning as a VP of Finance and in 2006 became the chief financial officer. Mr. Yu currently serves on the board of directors of ZTO Express Inc., an express delivery company (NYSE: ZTO; SEHK: 2057). Mr. Yu served as a director of Trip.com Group Limited (NASDAQ: TCOM) from October 2017 to October 2019 and director of 58.com Inc. (formerly NYSE: WUBA) from October 2013 to September 2020, before 58.com Inc. privatized. Mr. Yu, a California Certified Public Accountant, received his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and master in accountancy (MAcc) from the University of Southern California.
Dr. Dou Shen has served as our director since September 2019. Dr. Shen currently serves as executive vice president of Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU; SEHK: 9888). Dr. Shen has served in various other roles since joining Baidu in 2012, including in search, display advertising and financial services group. Prior to Baidu, Dr. Shen served as a researcher at Microsoft’s AdCenter Labs. He was also founder of Buzzlabs, a social media analytics company that was later acquired by IAC-owned CityGrid Media. Dr. Shen is currently the vice chair of KDDC (China chapter of ACM in data-mining). Dr. Shen currently serves on the board of directors of Trip.com Group Limited (NASDAQ: TCOM) and Kuaishou Technology (SEHK: 1024). He was previously a director of Uxin Limited (NASDAQ: UXIN) from May 2018 to November 2019. Dr. Shen holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from North China Electric Power University, a master’s degree in engineering from Tsinghua University, and a Ph.D. in computer science from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
Chuan Wang has served as our director since 2014. Mr. Wang is a co-founder of Xiaomi Corporation and joined Xiaomi in 2012. Mr. Wang is currently a senior vice president of Xiaomi Corporation. Mr. Wang is also a co-founder of Beijing Duokan Technology, where he served as chief executive officer since inception in 2010. From 2005 to 2011, Mr. Wang served as the general manager of Beijing Thunder Stone Century Technology Co., Ltd. Mr. Wang serves on the boards of Xunlei Limited (Nasdaq: XNET) and Zhejiang Huace Film & TV Co., Ltd. (300133: CH). Mr. Wang holds a bachelor’s degree from Beijing University of Technology.
Sam Hanhui Sun
Mr. Hanhui Sun, also known as Mr. Sam Hanhui Sun, has served as our independent director since March 2018. Mr. Sun has been the Chairman of VSP Private Fund Management (Zhuhai) Co., Limited since 2021. From 2010 to 2015, Mr. Sun served various positions at Qunar Cayman Islands Limited, a Nasdaq-listed company, including Qunar’s president in 2015 and its chief financial officer from 2010 to 2015. From 2007 to 2009, Mr. Sun was the chief financial officer of KongZhong Corporation, a Nasdaq-listed company. From 2004 to 2007, Mr. Sun served in several financial controller positions at Microsoft China R&D Group, Maersk China Co. Ltd., and SouFun.com. From 1995 to 2004, Mr. Sun worked in KPMG’s auditing practice group. Mr. Sun currently serves as a director on the boards of Zhihu Inc. (NYSE: ZH) and Yiren Digital Ltd. (NYSE: YRD). Mr. Sun served as an independent director of Fang Holdings Limited (NYSE: SFUN) from September 2010 to May 2019, Sunlands Technology Group (NYSE: STG) from March 2018 to July 2019 and CAR Inc. (formerly SEHK: 699) from August 2014 to July 2021, when CAR Inc. was privatized. Mr. Sun received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Beijing Institute of Technology. He is a Certified Public Accountant in China.
Jane Jie Sun
Ms. Jie Sun, also known as Ms. Jane Jie Sun, has served as our independent director since June 2018. Ms. Sun currently serves as the chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors of Trip.com Group Limited (NASDAQ: TCOM; SEHK: 9961). Ms. Sun first joined Trip.com as its chief financial officer in 2005, and later served as its chief operating officer and co-president, before serving as its chief executive officer in 2016. Ms. Sun has also served as a director of TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) since July 2020 and MakeMyTrip Limited (NASDAQ: MMYT) since August 2019, and has served as an independent director of AIA Group Ltd. (SEHK: 1299) since June 2021 and TAL Education Group (NYSE: TAL) since October 2010. Ms. Sun is a member of International Chamber of Commerce Executive Board, a member of JPMorgan Asia Pacific Council, a member of Standard Chartered Bank International Advisory Board, vice chair of the World Travel & Tourism Council, a member of Vice-Chancellor’s Circle of Oxford University, a member of the President’s Advisory Council for Public Health of Brown University, co-chair of the Development Advisory Board of University of Michigan and Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute, and a member of the board of directors and business leaders group committee of Business China. In 2019, she was awarded an Asia Society Asia Game Changer award and joined as a member of the Asia Society Board of Trustee. Forbes named her one of the Emergent 25 Asia’s Latest Star Businesswomen in 2018, and one of the Most Influential and Outstanding Businesswomen in China in 2017. She was also named one of Fortune’s Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Business, and one of FastCompany’s Most Creative People in Business in 2017. During her tenure at Trip.com, she also won the Institutional Investor Awards for the Best CEO and the Best CFO. Ms. Sun received her bachelor’s degree from the business school of the University of Florida with high distinction. She also obtained her Master of Law degree from Peking University Law School.
Mr. Junjie He has served as our director since March 2021. Mr. He is currently leading the Financial Planning & Analysis Department of Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU; SEHK: 9888). He is in charge of Baidu’s group budgeting, financial planning and financial analysis, and manages Baidu’s corporate resource allocation and optimization. Mr. He joined Baidu in 2017. Before his current position in Baidu, Mr. He oversaw Baidu’s Mergers & Acquisition Department from 2017 to 2020. Mr. He also serves as a director of Zuoyebang Education, Xiaodu Technology and Du Xiaoman Financial. Mr. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at Guanghua School of Management, Peking University in 2007.