President and Chief Executive Officer
Charles Chao is President and Chief Executive Officer of Sina Corporation. Former positions include: News Correspondent, Shanghai Media Group; Audit Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers. With Sina: 1999-2001, Vice-President, Finance; 2002-2003, Executive Vice-President; 2004-2005, Co-Chief Operating Officer; 2001-2006, Chief Financial Officer; since 2005, President; since 2006, Director and Chief Executive Officer. Chao has played a vital role in building an Internet media and online advertising giant in China and was largely responsible for past mergers and acquisitions. He is a Member of the Board of Focus Media, NetDragon Websoft and E-House Holdings.