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Chinese internet companies grow their users bases and their ability to monetize them, could result in rapid revenue and earnings growth.
Wang Ying has for the last four years identified herself as a diehard fan of Chinese boy band star Lay Zhang. Recently, the 17-year-old also started describing herself as a patriot who supports China's stance on Hong Kong. The high school student from Shanghai is among the Chinese citizens who in recent weeks have flocked to Western social media platforms such as Instagram and Twitter to criticise demonstrators in the former British colony.
Baidu (BIDU) has been one of the weakest major Chinese technology stocks this year. However, the company's second-quarter results cheered up shareholders.
The experienced executive will help the ad-buying platform tap into one of the world's most important markets for digital advertising.