SINA announces management changes

SINA Corporation, an online media company serving China and the global Chinese communities, has announced the promotion of its COO Hong Du to the position of COO and co-president, and the appointment of Jack Xu to the position of chief technology officer, or CTO, and co-president.

"I am very excited about these appointments. Ms Du has played a vital role in SINA's success over the past years. I hope this promotion will give her the opportunity to make an even greater contribution and prepare SINA for new areas of growth," said Charles Chao, CEO and Chairman of SINA.

"I am also thrilled to have Mr Xu on board. He brings a strong track record of technological innovation and business management and will add great value to SINA in enhancing our overall product and technological capabilities. With these management appointments, I believe SINA will be able to compete in China's online advertising, social networking and mobile Internet spaces with even greater focus and agility."

Mr Xu recently joined the Company from Cisco as Corporate vice president of the Communications & Collaboration business unit. Prior to Cisco, Mr Xu served as vice president of Engineering & Research at eBay and CTO at Netease.