"We are pleased to welcome Yinan to our senior
management team," said Robin Li, Baidu's chief
executive officer. "Yinan has a strong track
record of developing and applying technologies
that succeed in the marketplace. As Baidu's
chief technology officer, Yinan will draw on
his expertise to lead our technology teams,
helping us to excel in the development and
adoption of new products and technologies.
Yinan's rich experience, both in start-up
companies and in corporate executive positions,
gives me confidence in his ability to lead
technology innovation and integration at Baidu."
An experienced research and development leader,
Li has more than 16 years of experience in the
information technology industry. Prior to
joining Baidu, Li served as chief
telecommunications scientist and vice president
at Huawei Technologies, a telecom solutions
provider. In that position, he oversaw the
development of 3G mobile chipsets. Li joined
Huawei from Harbour Networks, a developer of
intelligent security systems, where he served
as chief executive officer. His work at Harbour
Networks was preceded by various positions at
Huawei Technologies, including product manager,
director of research and development and president
of research and development where he led a staff
of over 5,000.
Li holds a master's and a bachelor's degree in
optical engineering from Huazhong University of
Science and Technology in Wuhan, China.