Charles Chao has served as the Chairman of the Board of Sina since August 2012 and its Chief Executive Officer since May 2006.
He served as our President from September 2005 to February 2013, Chief Financial Officer from February 2001 to May 2006, Co-Chief Operating Officer from July 2004 to September 2005, and Executive Vice President from April 2002 to June 2003.
From September 1999 to January 2001, Mr. Chao served as our Vice President, Finance. Prior to joining us, Mr. Chao served as an audit manager at Pricewaterhouse Coopers, LLP, an accounting firm.
Prior to that, Mr. Chao was a news correspondent at Shanghai Media Group. Mr. Chao is currently the Co-Chairman of E-House, a real estate services company, a director of Focus Media, an out-of-home media and advertising network company, and NetDragon Websoft Inc., a company providing technology for online gaming.
Mr. Chao holds a Master of Professional Accounting degree from University of Texas at Austin, an M.A. in Journalism from University of Oklahoma and a B.A. in Journalism from Fudan University in Shanghai, China.