The following members make up the Sogou Board of Directors. Please select an individual member below to learn more about them and the committees they contribute to.
Chairman of Sogou Board of Directors, Sohu Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Charles Zhang is the Chairman of our Board of Directors. Dr. Zhang is the founder of Sohu and has been its chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer since August 1996. Dr. Zhang received a Ph.D. in experimental physics from MIT and a Bachelor's degree in science from Tsinghua University. Dr. Zhang is also the chairman of the board of directors of Changyou.com Limited, a Nasdaq-listed company.
Sogou Board Member, Chief Executive Officer
Xiaochuan Wang has served as our Chief Executive Officer since 2010 and a member of our Board of Directors since 2010. Prior to joining us, Mr. Wang served as the senior vice president of Sohu from 2008 to 2010 and the chief technology officer of Sohu from 2009 to 2010. Mr. Wang received a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in computer science and an Executive MBA from Tsinghua University.
Sogou Board Member, Tencent Chief Operating Officer
Yuxin Ren has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2013. Mr. Ren joined Tencent in 2000 and was promoted to chief operating officer of Tencent in May 2012, overseeing the operation of several of Tencent's key business units. Mr. Ren received a Bachelor's degree in computer science and engineering from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China and an Executive MBA from China Europe International Business School.
Sogou Board Member, Sohu Chief Financial Officer
Joanna Lv has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2016. Ms. Lv joined Sohu in 2000 and has served as the acting chief financial officer of Sohu since 2016. Prior to 2016, Ms. Lv served as Sohu's senior finance director. Ms. Lv received a Bachelor's degree in economics from the Capital University of Economics and Business in Beijing and an Executive MBA from Tsinghua University.
Dr. Bin Gao founded Invealth Capital in 2016 and currently serves as its Chief Investment Officer. Dr. Gao served as the head of strategy for Guard Capital from 2014 to 2015 and as the head of strategy for Bank of America Merrill Lynch's Asia Pacific Rates from 2005 to 2014. Dr. Gao earned a Ph.D. in finance from New York University, a Master's degree in astrophysics from Princeton University, and a Bachelor's degree in space physics from the University of Science and Technology of China.
Joseph Chen is the founder of RenRen Inc. and has served as its Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer since its inception in 2002. Mr. Chen also served as a senior vice president of Sohu from 2000 to 2001. Mr. Chen received a Bachelor's degree in physics from the University of Delaware, a Master's degree in engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an MBA degree from Stanford University.
Janice Lee is the Managing Director of PCCW Media Group, a position Ms. Lee has held since 2010. Prior to serving as the Managing Director, Ms. Lee was PCCW's Executive Vice President of TV & New Media. Ms. Lee also serves as a board member of STX Entertainment, a Hollywood entertainment & film company in the United States. Ms. Lee received a Bachelor's degree in economics with majors in economics, commercial law, and accounting from the University of Sydney.