Board of Directors

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.

  • Dr. Charles Zhang

    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 Limited, a Nasdaq-listed company. 

  • Xiaochuan Wang

    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.

  • Yu Yin

    Tencent Corporate Vice President

    Yu Yin joined Tencent in 2006 and currently serves as a Corporate Vice President in charge of all of Tencent’s information feed products and young people’s entertainment communities. Mr. Yin was in charge of QQ from 2006 to 2018. Before joining Tencent, Mr. Yin worked for Microsoft for eight years. Mr.Yin received a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Grinnell College in the United States. 

  • Joanna Lv

    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 currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Sohu. Previously 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.

  • Bin Gao

    Independent Director 

    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.

  • Jinmei He

    Independent Director 

    Jinmei He has been a self-employed investor in the public equity markets and in real estate since 2005. Ms. He served as a vice president of Sohu from 2002 to 2005 and Ms. He held various marketing and sales positions at Sohu from 1997 to 2001. Ms. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Southwest Jiaotong University in China, and attended the Certificate Program in Marketing at University of California, Berkeley.

  • Janice Lee

    Independent Director

    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.

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