Google Executive to Quit

Kai-fu Lee is leaving Google, the Wall Street Journal reports:

Google Inc. announced that Kai-Fu Lee, president of Google Inc.’s China operations, is resigning from the company after working for years to establish the Internet giant as a formidable player in the country.

Mr. Lee will be succeeded by two Google executives, the company said. Boon-Lock Yeo, currently director of Google’s Shanghai engineering office, will run engineering for Google China. John Liu, who currently leads Google’s sales team in greater China, will assume Mr. Lee’s business and operational responsibilities.

[…] Google said Mr. Lee is leaving to work on his own venture. “With a very strong leadership team in place, it seemed a very good moment for me to move to the next chapter in my career,” Mr. Lee said in a statement.

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