China’s top search engine Baidu stated that it’s former Microsoft executive Qi Lu will abdicate from his position and will no longer work for the same after July 2018.
Talking about Baidu, it is a famous search engine based in China which is also known as the China’s Google. They have rich experience in Chinese language searching and shares 80% of China search engine market.
In a social media posting, Lu proclaimed that he joined the company in late 2016 and is now leaving the role in July due to some personal and family reasons. It’s been said that he is planning to spend more time with his family in the US.
In this context, he stated, “For my next steps, I plan to work in research and investment areas, to help advance our shared mission to make a complex world simpler through technology.”
Lu’s contributions in the company were much appreciated by the Baidu CEO Robin Li. “I like to express my sincere gratitude to Qi, who took over daily operational management at Baidu in the past year to give me more time to contemplate on the company’s strategic course. We have seen many positive changes at Baidu since Qi joined last year. I’m especially impressed by Qi’s integrity, dedication to work and sharp insights into technologies and businesses,” he said. The journey of Lu with Baidu has been a great one with positive results.
It has been announced by Baidu that the outgoing executive will remain Vice Chairman of Baidu, and the Vice President Wang Haifeng will be promoted and now supervise the Artificial Intelligence (AI) projects of the company.