BEIJING, Oct. 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Autohome Inc. (NYSE: ATHM; HKEX: 2518) ("Autohome" or the "Company"), the leading online destination for automobile consumers in China, today announced that Mr. Xiao Wang has resigned as Chief Technology Officer of the Company due to his other personal commitments, effective immediately. The Company's board of directors has appointed Mr. Bibo Xiang as the new Chief Technology Officer effective immediately, in charge of the Company's overall technology framework and development roadmap.
Mr. Xiang has extensive experience in the fields of search engine, commercial advertising, recommendation system, natural language processing and data mining. Prior to joining Autohome, Mr. Xiang served as senior vice president of VIPKID, and Chief Technology Officer of Koolearn Technology Holding Limited (HKEX: 1797), in charge of digital transformation of education and training business. Prior to that, Mr. Xiang worked at Yahoo Search, Taobao Advertising, Shanda Online, 360 Search and 360 Commercial Products, where he was responsible for technology management of search, recommendation and advertising businesses. Mr. Xiang received his bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Technology from Southwest Jiaotong University in 1999, and his master's degree in Information Security from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications in 2006.
Mr. Quan Long, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Autohome, stated, "On behalf of Autohome, I'm pleased to welcome Mr. Xiang to the team as Autohome's Chief Technology Officer. We believe that his extensive experience and dedication will strengthen our technological capabilities and further our pursuit of innovation. We also would like to thank Mr. Xiao Wang for his considerable efforts and contributions to the Company during his tenure as CTO, in particular in enhancing our technology infrastructure and the technology components of our services as we continue to cultivate the auto ecosystem. We respect his decision and wish Xiao continued success in his future endeavors."
About Autohome Inc.
Autohome Inc. (NYSE: ATHM; HKEX: 2518) is the leading online destination for automobile consumers in China. Its mission is to engage, educate and inform consumers about everything auto. Autohome provides original generated content, professionally generated content, user-generated content, and AI-generated content, a comprehensive automobile library, and extensive automobile listing information to automobile consumers, covering the entire car purchase and ownership cycle. The ability to reach a large and engaged user base of automobile consumers has made Autohome a preferred platform for automakers and dealers to conduct their advertising campaigns. Further, the Company's dealer subscription and advertising services allow dealers to market their inventory and services through Autohome's platform, extending the reach of their physical showrooms to potentially millions of internet users in China and generating sales leads for them. The Company offers sales leads, data analysis, and marketing services to assist automakers and dealers with improving their efficiency and facilitating transactions. Autohome operates its "Autohome Mall," a full-service online transaction platform, to facilitate transactions for automakers and dealers. Further, through its websites and mobile applications, it also provides other value-added services, including auto financing, auto insurance, used car transactions, and aftermarket services. For further information, please visit www.autohome.com.cn.
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