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Charles Chao

Source: China Entrepreneur Club | Date: 16-06-02  
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Chairman and CEO, SINA Corporation

Chairman, Weibo Corporation

Background

Charles Chao completed an M.A. in Journalism from University of Oklahoma, and a Master of Professional Accounting degree from University of Texas.. Chao began his career as a news correspondent at Shanghai Media Group, and later served as an audit manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

SINA Corporation

Charles Chao joined SINA in 1999, holding managerial positions including Chief Financial Officer, Co-Chief Operating Officer and President since 2006. In August 2009, SINA launched Weibo.com. The number of registered Weibomicroblog users has surpassed 600 million, making SINA one of the most significant social media platforms in China and worldwide.

Recognition

Chao has played a vital role in developing SINA into a leading internet media and online advertising giant in China. Chao is Co- Chairman of E-House, a real estate services company, a director of Net Dragon Websoft Inc., a company providing technology for online gaming and a director of Leju Holdings Ltd., an online to-offline (O2O) real estate services provider in China. In April 2011, Time Magazine selected Chao as one of “The 100 Most Influential People” in the world.

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