After two long years, the void left by the departure of Jerry Liu has been filled by telecommunications technologist Li Yinan. Li was the former Chief Technology Scientist at Huawei Technologies and oversaw the development of 3G mobile chipsets.
This position was made vacant in 2006 when Liu resigned to rejoin a search engine competitor Tianwang that he founded in 1999 prior to joining Baidu.
Robin Li the CEO of Baidu said this about Li Yinan:
“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.”
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