BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s Baidu Inc and automaker Geely employed Mobike co-founder and former chief know-how officer Xia Yiping as chief government of their new electrical automobile enterprise, the search engine big mentioned on Monday.
Baidu final month had introduced it might arrange an organization with Zhejiang Geely Holding Group to leverage its clever driving capabilities and Geely’s automotive manufacturing experience.
“Xia has in depth administration expertise within the discipline of good automobiles and mobility providers,” Baidu mentioned in an announcement. “We welcome Xia Yiping to hitch Baidu’s auto firm and look ahead to his contribution to Baidu and the auto business.”
Reuters reported Xia’s appointment final week, citing individuals accustomed to the matter.
Xia served as Mobike’s chief know-how officer till the corporate was acquired by meals supply big Meituan in 2018. Previous to Mobike, he labored at Ford Motor and Fiat Chrysler.
(Reporting by Yingzhi Yang, Yilei Solar and Brenda Goh, Modifying by Sherry Jacob-Phillips)
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