BEIJING, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd. ("Qihoo 360" or the "Company") (NYSE : QIHU ), a leading Internet company in China, today announced the appointment of Dr. John Liu as Chief Business Officer, effective immediately.
Before joining the Company, Dr. Liu served as the Corporate Vice President and Head of Greater China at Google Inc. since January 2008, where he was responsible for business development and operations in Greater China. From 2002 to 2007, Dr. Liu was the CEO of China Operations at SK Telecom. Prior to that, Dr. Liu held various senior management positions in a number of tech and telecom companies. Dr. Liu received his B.S. degree from Beijing Normal University and earned his Ph.D from Technical University of Denmark.
"We are very excited to welcome Dr. Liu on board," said Mr. Hongyi Zhou, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Qihoo 360. "His broad and deep experience in business development and operations is invaluable to us as we continue to expand our footprint in fast growing new markets."
Mr. Xiangdong Qi, President of Qihoo 360, added, "We are pleased to have Dr. Liu as another strong addition to our senior management team. We believe that his knowledge and skill set will greatly benefit the Company and help us execute our strategy in search monetization and other areas. "
"I am thrilled to take the opportunity to join Qihoo 360 and to be part of the experienced senior management team," said Dr. John Liu. "Qihoo 360 is one of the fastest growing companies with focus on user satisfaction and product innovation. I really look forward to working closely with the entire team and helping the Company to achieve its long term objectives."
About Qihoo 360
Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd. (NYSE : QIHU ) is a leading Internet company in China. The Company is also the number one provider of Internet and mobile security products in China as measured by its user base, according to iResearch. Qihoo 360 also provides users with secure access points to the Internet via its market leading web browsers and application stores. The Company has built one of the largest open Internet platforms in China and monetizes its massive user base primarily through online advertising and through Internet value-added services on its open platform.
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