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Board of Directors

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
 Charles Zhang

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 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 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.

Chairman of the Board

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.

Chair of the Audit and Compensation Committees, Member of the Nominating Committee

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).

Independent Director
Member of the Nominating Committee

Mr. Shi Wang is the Honorary Chairman of the Board of Directors of Vanke Co., Ltd (“Vanke”) and the President of Vanke Public Welfare Foundation. Mr. Wang had been the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Vanke and its predecessor for about 30 years prior to his resignation in June 2017. In 1984, Mr. Wang founded the Shenzhen Exhibition Center of Modern Science and Education Equipment, 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.

Independent Director
Member of the Audit, Compensation and Nominating Committees

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.

Independent Director
Member of the Audit Committee

Mr. Yang became a Partner in and the Chief Financial Officer of Dalton International, a private equity firm based in Chicago, in 2017. From 2012 through 2016, Mr. Yang served as Chief Financial Officer for the North Asia region, including China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, and Korea, of Reckitt Benckiser, a London-based company that is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is included in the FTSE 100 Index.  Prior to joining Reckitt Benckiser, Mr. Yang worked for McDonald's Corporation as a senior financial director, including an international assignment as the Corporate Controller of McDonald's China for three and half years. Prior to that role, he served as acting controller of McDonald's India and Indonesia divisions and as a senior director of McDonald's Corporation in the Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa division, where he oversaw the development and supervision of financial strategy and policy. Prior to joining McDonald's Corporation, Mr. Yang worked in the U.S. business unit of Ernst & Young LLP for seven years in various positions, including as a group manager. During Mr. Yang's tenure at Ernst & Young LLP, he focused on business risk management consultation, corporate M&A, restructuring of corporate internal management processes, internal audits, risk assessment, control system designs, and auditing of corporate financial statements, primarily for Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Yang has a master of business administration degree from the City University of New York, a master's degree in Management and Engineering from the Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, and a bachelor's degree in physics from the University of Science and Technology of China. Mr. Yang is a member of the U.S. Institute of Certified Internal Auditors, the Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Institute of Certified Management Accountants. Mr. Yang has served as a member of the Board of Directors and of the Audit Committee of the Company's majority-owned subsidiary Changyou since 2009.

Independent Director

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