Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Yu Gong is the founder, chief executive officer and director of iQIYI, and oversees our overall strategy and business operations. Prior to founding iQIYI, Dr. Gong was the president and chief operating officer of umessage.com, a top mobile internet services solution provider in China. Prior to that, Dr. Gong served in the roles of vice president, senior vice president, and chief operating officer at Sohu.com, a Nasdaq-listed company, from 2003 to 2008. From 1999 to 2003, Dr. Gong was the founder and chief executive officer of focus.cn, the then largest real estate search website in China, which was sold to Sohu.com (Nasdaq: SOHU). Dr. Gong received a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree and a doctorate degree in automation control from Tsinghua University.
Chief Content Officer
Xiaohui Wang joined us in 2016 as our chief content officer. Mr. Wang is responsible for the procurement, production and operations of content business. From 2019, Mr. Wang also serves as president of our newly formed Professional Content Business Group (PCG). Prior to joining iQIYI, Mr. Wang was vice president of China National Radio, where he served in various positions from 1990 to 2016, including director of news center from 2002 to 2006, director of finance office from 2006 to 2007, and vice president from 2007 to 2016. Mr. Wang holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Jilin University, a master’s degree in business administration from Cheong Kong Graduate School of Business and a Ph.D. in literature from the Communication University of China.
Chief Technology Officer
Wenfeng Liu joined us in 2012 and is our chief technology officer. From 2019, Mr. Liu also serves as president of our newly formed Infrastructure and Intelligent Content Distribution Business Group (IIG). Mr. Liu served as our vice president of technology, IT operation, product marketing and business development. Prior to joining us, Mr. Liu served as research and development manager from 2011 to 2012 at VMware China Research Center, where he led the research, development and distribution of various update and maintenance releases of VMware vSphere projects. From 2003 to 2011, Mr. Liu served in various senior positions at Intel China Research Center, including the role of research and development manager between 2007 to 2011, in which position he spearheaded Intel’s various global R&D initiatives. Mr. Liu holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in computer science from Zhejiang University.
Chief Financial Officer
Xiaodong Wang has served as our chief financial officer since 2013 and is in charge of our finance and legal functions. Between 2013 and 2016, Mr. Wang served in iQIYI on a secondment basis. Prior to officially joining iQIYI in 2017, Mr. Wang served as vice president of Baidu for financial planning and analysis, responsible for treasury, budgeting and related analysis between 2009 and 2016. From 2003 to 2009, Mr. Wang served as senior manager of General Motors in Shanghai, responsible for budgeting, cost control, pricing and other related functions. From 1998 to 2000, Mr. Wang served in Dupont China as financial specialist responsible for Dupont trading. Mr. Wang holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Tsinghua University and a master’s degree in accounting and finance from The London School of Economics and Political Science.
Chief Marketing Officer
Xiangjun Wang joined us in 2009 and is our chief marketing officer, responsible for marketing and advertising sales. Since 2009, Ms. Wang has held various positions related to our sales and marketing functions. Prior to joining iQIYI, Ms. Wang was a sales director responsible for advertising sales at Sohu.com (Nasdaq: SOHU), where she served various positions from 2003 to 2009. Ms. Wang holds an associate’s degree from Donghua University.
Senior Vice President
Xianghua Yang joined us in 2010 and is our senior vice president responsible for membership business. From 2019, Mr. Yang also serves as president of our newly formed Membership and Oversea Business Group (MOG). Mr. Yang led iQIYI Pictures from 2014 to 2016 and led our mobile business department from 2010 to 2014. Prior to joining iQIYI, Mr. Yang served as deputy general manager of wireless business department at Sohu.com, responsible for R&D, marketing and mobile business. Mr. Yang holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in hydraulic and hydroelectric engineering from Tsinghua University.
Senior Vice President
Youqiao Duan joined us in 2012 and is our senior vice president responsible for intelligent device business. Prior to joining us, Mr. Duan was senior director responsible for investment business at Skyworth Group, where he worked from 2008 to 2012. Prior to that, he served as director at Asiamedia, responsible for DVB and IPTV business. From 2002 to 2006, he worked at DTVIA where he last served as vice president of DVB business. From 1999 to 2002, he worked at focus.cn where he last served as vice president. Mr. Duan holds a bachelor’s degree in automation control from Tsinghua University.