Robin Li, the founder and CEO of Baidu.com, portrayed on Tuesday
the would-be top man of Baidu Japan as appealing to people, young
and versed in grasping new things and making decisions. But first
of all, he must be a Japanese.
"Baidu is a consumer-oriented company. The president must be
local, so that he can face the Japanese market directly. I hope
people would say, 'The guy is amicable'," said Li.
According to Li, the would-be president shall have a good
understanding of the clients' demands and a strong sense of
judgment. And Baidu.com prefers somebody who has already moved up
into the managerial circle in a Japanese enterprise.
The top Chinese-language search engine put its Japanese branch
into formal operation last Wednesday after ten month of testing, in
a move to expand business in the currently second economy in the
Who will fill the vacancy as the top man of Baidu Japan became
the focus of the media.
"The right person may not come from an Internet company and not
necessarily formerly worked with Baidu's competitor," Li
The Internet search giant was ranked as the world's 3rd search
engines last Dec. by comScore, a well-known Internet research firm.
And it posted a net income of 181.7 million yuan, or 24.2 million
U.S.dollars, for the third quarter last year, more than doubled
(Xinhua News Agency January 30, 2008)