The President of Baidu became a former top Manager of Microsoft
Former Vice-President of Microsoft Qi Lu was appointed President and COO of the group of companies Baidu. He will be responsible for products, technology, sales and marketing.
Microsoft Qi Lu was the head of the direction Applications and services.
Dr. Lou has extensive managerial experience and is a leading expert in the field of artificial intelligence. I'm sure he will make a significant contribution to the strengthening of our management system and technology. To achieve our goals, especially in the field of artificial intelligence, which is our strategic direction for the next decade, we need to continue to attract the best talents from around the world. With Dr. Lou we are confident that our strategy will be successfully implemented, and Baidu will become global leaders in the field of AI, - said the Chairman and CEO of Baidu Robin Li Group
According to Recode, Qi Lu left Microsoft in September 2016. The official reasons for the dismissal were health problems.
Baidu is the largest Internet company in China. Most known for its search engine.