Founder, Chairman & CEO, Baidu
Robin Li is founder, chairman and CEO of Baidu. Born in 1968, Robin received a Bachelor of Science degree in information management from Peking University in 1991, and a Master of Science degree in computer science from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Robin was one the pioneers of search engine technology, and his patent for RankDex, a method of hyperlink analysis, is regarded as one of the inventions that shaped today’s search technology. Robin returned to Beijing from the Silicon Valley and founded Baidu in 2000. In the 16 years since, the company has become the world’s largest Chinese website and largest Chinese search engine.