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.

Dr. Liyun Ru

Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Liyun Ru has served as our Chief Operating Officer since 2016. Dr. Ru joined us in 2005. Prior to serving as our Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Ru served as the general manager and oversaw the operation of our search department. Dr. Ru received a Bachelor's degree and a Ph.D. in computer science 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.

James Deng

Chief Financial Officer

James Deng has served as our Chief Financial Officer since July 2017. Mr. Deng joined us in July 2017. Prior to joining us, Mr. Deng served as the senior finance director at Sohu, which he joined in January 2001. Mr. Deng received a Bachelor's degree in engineering from China Agricultural University, a Master's degree in finance from Peking University, and an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management.

Joe Zhou

Deputy Chief Financial Officer

Joe Zhou has served as our Deputy Chief Financial Officer since July 2017. Mr. Zhou joined us in 2010. Prior to serving as our Deputy Chief Financial Officer, 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.


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