Dr. Charles Zhang is the founder,Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of SOHU.COM. Dr. Zhang has a Ph.D degree in experimental physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science degree from Qinghua University in Beijing. Dr. Zhang is also the Chairman of the Board of Changyou.com Limited, Sohu's independently-listed majority-owned subsidiary.
In October 1998, Dr. Charles Zhang was named by Time Digital as one of the world's top fifty digital elite. He has been recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Global Leader of Tomorrow. Dr. Zhang regularly participates in leading international conferences, including the Fortune Global 500 Forum, Fortune Magazine roundtables, and World Economic Forum meetings. In July 2001 Charles Zhang co-lead an executive delegation to support Beijing's successful 2008 Olympic bid at the112th International Olympic Committee in Moscow. In December 2001, he joined the International Advisory Board of the Pew Global Attitudes Survey as an inaugural member upon the invitation by former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, who chairs the project. In March 2003 Charles Zhang became a member of All-China Federation Of Industry & Commerce. In May 2003 Charles Zhang joined the SOHU-sponsored China Mount Everest team to a height of 6,666 meters in an expedition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the tallest mountain's human conquest. In July 2003 Time Magazine featured Charles Zhang as one of 15 Global Tech Gurus.In September 2003, BusinessWeek listed Dr.Zhang as one of 25 global E-biz CEOs. In July 2005, Dr. Zhang was selected as the Executive committee member and deputy director of Press & Publication Committee of the National Youth Association's 10th Committee. In November 2005, Dr. Zhang led Sohu's efforts in winning the Internet Content Service Sponsorship role for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.
Ms. Joanna Lv joined Sohu in August 2000. Previously she was the Senior Finance Director, in charge of day-to-day finance operations, including financial reporting, budget planning and treasury. Joanna brings extensive experience in financial management and has been involved in multiple strategic financial projects for Sohu. Ms. Lv received her bachelor's degree in economics from the Capital University of Economics and Business in Beijing and an EMBA degree from Tsinghua University.
Mr. Xiaochuan Wang has been Chief Executive Officer of Sogou since 2010. Under his leadership, Sogou has developed many strategic products, including the Sogou Search Engine, Sogou Pinyin Input Method and Sogou Browser. From 2010 to 2013, he also served as the Chief Technology Officer of Sohu. Mr. Wang joined Sohu in October 2000, when we acquired the online alumni website Chinaren.com, and has played an integral role in establishing a technology-driven culture through a focus on team building and product innovation. Prior to Sohu, Mr. Wang worked as a technology manager at Chinaren.com. Mr. Wang received a Gold Medal in the 8th International Olympiad in Informatics (“IOI”). He received his bachelor and master degrees in Computer Science from Tsinghua University.
Mr. Dewen Chen is the Chief Executive Officer of Changyou and was one of the principal founders of Changyou's online game business. Mr. Chen joined Sohu in 2005 as a business manager, responsible for building sales team for games products and starting May 2006, Mr. Chen was in charge of the overall marketing, promotion, sales and channel distribution of Sohu’s games products. Prior to Changyou's carve out from Sohu, Mr. Chen was the Director of Marketing & Operations of online games business of Sohu. From April 2000 to April 2005, Mr. Chen worked at Shanghai Hua Teng Software System Co. Ltd. as a pre-sale technology consultant and sale manager of its business with banks. Prior to that, Mr. Chen had worked with Fujian Shi Da Computer Group as a software engineer, project manager and later the Director of the Technology Department at its Shanghai branch office. Mr. Chen received a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University.
Mr. Gongchen Fan is a Vice President of Media at Sohu, leading product and information business for Sohu Media. Previously, Mr. Fan is a senior director for media product. From 1998 to 2006, Mr. Fan worked with news and community departments at Sohu. Mr. Fan graduated from Peking University in 1998 and received dual bachelor’s degrees in economics and law.
Ms. Lili Cui has served as a Vice President of Sales since 2011. Ms. Cui has played an important role in developing Sohu’s online media and brand advertising business. Ms. Cui joined Sohu in 2000 and held various senior positions in marketing and sales. Ms. Cui obtained a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the Minzu University of China in Beijing and an EMBA degree from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Ms. Sherry Zhang is a Vice President of Operations and Human Resources. From 2012 to April 2017, Ms. Zhang was a Vice President of Human Resources and Administration. From 2000 to 2012, Ms. Zhang served different managerial roles in HR department at Sohu. Prior to that, Ms. Zhang worked with Bausch & Lomb for 5 years. She obtained a bachelor’s degree from East China University of Metallurgy and a master’s degree from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Ms. Yi Zeng joined Sohu since 2000. She is now a Vice President of Marketing, leading the marketing, public relations, and government affairs of the Sohu Group. Ms. Zeng holds a bachelor's degree in Chinese language from Beijing Normal University, and an EMBA degree from Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business.