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Biography PhotoYa-Qin ZhangPresident

Ya-Qin Zhang currently serves as our president, overseeing the Intelligent Driving Group, Emerging Business Unit and Technology Group. Prior to joining Baidu in 2014, Dr. Zhang was a corporate vice president at Microsoft and chairman of Microsoft Asia-Pacific R&D Group for a decade, leading Microsoft’s overall Asia-Pacific R&D efforts. Before joining Microsoft in 1999, Dr. Zhang was the director of Multimedia Technology Laboratory at Sarnoff Corp. Dr. Zhang currently serves on the board of Tarena International (NASDAQ: TEDU), Inc. and Chinasoft International Ltd (HKEX: 354). Dr. Zhang is a fellow of Australia Academy of Technology and Engineering and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Dr. Zhang received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Science and Technology of China, and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from George Washington University.