Management

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.

 

Hongtao Yang

Chief Technology Officer

Hongtao Yang has served as our Chief Technology Officer since 2016. Mr. Yang joined us in 2003. Prior to serving as our Chief Technology Officer, Mr. Yang served as the general manager and oversaw the operation of our desktop department. Mr. Yang received a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in computer science from Tsinghua University.

Tao Hong

Chief Marketing Officer

Tao Hong has served as our Chief Marketing Officer since 2016. Mr. Hong joined us in 2005. Prior to serving as our Chief Marketing Officer, Mr. Hong served as the general manager and oversaw the operation of our marketing department. Mr. Hong received a Bachelor's degree in electronic engineering from Tsinghua University and is pursuing an Executive MBA at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business.

Joe Zhou

Chief Financial Officer

Joe Zhou has served as our Chief Financial Officer since January 2018. Mr. Zhou joined us in 2010. Mr. Zhou served as our Deputy Chief Financial Officer from July 2017, and prior to that he served as the general manager and oversaw the operation of our finance department. Prior to joining us, Mr. Zhou worked at various positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers and two Nasdaq-listed companies, New Oriental Education & Technology Group and TAL Education Group, from 2000 to 2010. Mr. Zhou received a Bachelor's degree in accounting from Renmin University of China and is pursuing an Executive MBA at Tsinghua University.

Casper Wang

Senior Vice President

Ying Wang has served as senior vice president since August 2018. Ms. Wang is head of our commercial platform and is responsible for driving the monetization of multiple products including website navigation, browser and app distribution, as well as the sales and marketing of smart hardware. Ms. Wang previously served as vice president of our desktop department. Prior to joining Sogou in 2011, Ms. Wang was senior finance manager at Sohu. Ms. Wang received a Bachelor's degree in Management Engineering from the University of Science and Technology Beijing.

Mark Wu

Vice President

Mark Wu has served as our vice president since 2017. Mr. Wu is head of our IoT department and is responsible for driving the research and development of Sogou’s AI-powered smart hardware. Mr. Wu served as general manager of our user platform division. Mr. Wu joined Sogou in 2011. He received a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Technology from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China.

 

Gang Li

Vice President

Gang Li has served as our vice president since 2017. Mr. Li leads the product and technology for the commercialization of Sogou Search, and is in charge of search advertising, targeted advertising and brand advertising. Mr. Li joined Sogou in 2003 as one of our core founding members. Mr. Li received a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in Computer Science and Technology from Tsinghua University.

Jingfang Xu

Vice President

Dr. Jingfang Xu has served as our vice president since April 2018 and is the head of Sogou’s search department. She is an industry veteran with over ten years of experience in search and AI technologies. Since joining Sogou in 2011, Ms. Xu has led the research and development in the search department, including efforts to advance AI, and helped the team to achieve key breakthroughs. Before joining Sogou, Ms. Xu worked at Microsoft Research Asia and the Institute for Network Science and Cyberspace at Tsinghua University. She received a Ph.D. in Electronic and Information Engineering from Tsinghua University.


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