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 2009 and the chief technology officer of Sohu from 2009 to 2013. Mr. Wang received a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in computer science and an Executive MBA from Tsinghua University.
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.
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.
Chief Financial Officer
Fion Zhou has served as Chief Financial Officer since July 2020. Ms. Zhou has more than ten years of financial and public company experience. She most recently served as CFO of Yidian Zixun, China’s leading mobile news aggregator, where she led financial operations, strategic investment, capital raising and internal controls. Before that, Ms. Zhou was the finance director of Alibaba Group (NYSE: BABA) and also held senior finance roles at Viadeo S.A. and Concord Medical (NYSE: CCM). Ms. Zhou started her career as an auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers Zhong Tian. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Financial Management from University of International Business and Economics and an Executive MBA from HEC Paris. Ms. Zhou is a regular member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.
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.
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.
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.