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Ya-Qin Zhang

President, New Business

Ya-Qin Zhang currently serves as president, in charge of intelligent driving and other emerging businesses, and plans to retire in October 2019 after five years with the company. In the past five years, he has served in different capacities including autonomous driving, cloud computing, technology infrastructure, and international business. Dr. Zhang was a corporate vice president of Microsoft, Chairman of its Asia-Pacific R&D, Mobile and embedded products and Managing Director of Microsoft Asia for over 15 years. He has published over 500 papers and 11 books with 60 granted US patents. Ya-Qin Zhang currently serves on the board of directors of Chinasoft International Ltd (HKEX: 354), AsiaInfo Technologies Ltd (HKEX: 1675), and Tarena International, Inc. (NASDAQ: TEDU). Dr. Zhang is inducted into the fellowship of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS), the Australia Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Dr. Zhang received his bachelor's and master's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Science and Technology of China, and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from George Washington University.