Board of Directors
Dr. Charles Zhang is the founder,Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of SOHU.COM. Prior to founding SOHU, Dr. Zhang worked for Internet Securities Inc. (ISI) and helped establish its China operations. Prior to joining ISI, he worked as Massachusetts Institute of Technology's liaison officer with China. 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.
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.
Mr. Charles Huang is the Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Netbig Education Holdings Ltd. (“Netbig”), a leading education enterprise in China. Prior to founding Netbig in 1999, Mr. Huang served as Executive Director and Head of Asia Securitization Group of Deutsche Bank, New York and Hong Kong, as well as Senior Vice President of Prudential Securities Inc., New York. He holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from MIT and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Science and Technology of China. Mr. Huang is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Dr. Dave Qi is a Professor of Accounting and the Associate Dean of the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business. He began teaching at the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in 2002 and was the founding Director of the Executive MBA program. Before joining the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, Dr. Qi was an Associate Professor at the School of Accounting of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Dr. Qi has published many articles and research essays on accounting, financial reporting, capital market and other related topics. He has a Ph.D. in accounting from the Eli Broad Graduate School of management of Michigan State University, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Fudan University. Dr. Qi is currently a member of the American Accounting Association. Dr. Dave Qi also serves as director of the following public companies: Honghua Group Limited (Hong Kong Stock Exchange), CTV Golden Bridge International Media Co., Limited (Hong Kong Stock Exchange), Momo Inc. (NASDAQ), Ikang Healthcare Group, Inc. (NASDAQ), Jutal Offshore Oil Services Limited (HK Stock Exchange) and Reorient Group Limited (Hong Kong Stock Exchange).
Mr. Shi Wang is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Vanke, of which he also served as General Manager from 1991 to 1999. Mr. Wang founded the Shenzhen Exhibition Center of Modern Science and Education Equipment in 1984, which is the predecessor of Vanke. Mr. Wang is the Executive Manager of the China Real Estate Association and is Deputy Director of the City Housing Development Council of the China Real Estate Association.
Dr. Zhonghan Deng is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Vimicro International Corporation (“Vimicro”), which he co-founded in 1999. Dr. Deng received a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer sciences, a Master of Science degree in economics and a Master of Science degree in physics from the University of California, Berkeley. After graduating from Berkeley, Dr. Deng worked as a research scientist for International Business Machines Corporation at the T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York.
You may find additional information concerning the members of Sohu’s Board of Directors and the committees of Sohu’s Board of Directors in Sohu’s 2013 Proxy Statement.