BEIJING — China’s top search engine Baidu has announced two top-level hires in China as the Nasdaq-listed firm continues its expansion in the world’s fastest-growing major Internet market.
Baidu said it has appointed Ye Peng as chief operating officer, effective April 25. Late last month, Baidu named Jennifer Li as chief financial officer, following the death of previous CFO Shawn Wang in an accident during the Christmas holidays.
Ye joins Baidu from Apple China, where he served as country general manager. He previously worked for SatCom as managing director and for Motorola Mobile Business North Asia, as well as Nortel China and Nortel.
“We are confident that Peng will make significant contributions to Baidu’s future as we extend our leadership position in the Chinese- language Internet search market and broaden our product and services offerings to new and existing users,” said Robin Li, Baidu’s chairman and chief executive officer.
Li joined Baidu from GMAC, where she served as controller of GMAC’s North American Operations. She was previously CFO of General Motors China.