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Bob Zhang

Bob Zhang

Bob Zhang is the co-founder and chief technology officer of Didi Chuxing, the world’s leading mobile transportation platform. Zhang leads the creation and continuous development of DiDi’s overall product, technology, and big-data analytical framework and oversees the company’s evolution from a taxi-hailing app into an app-based transportation platform providing Taxi, Express, Premier, Luxe, Bus, Designated Driving, Enterprise Solutions, Bike-Sharing, E-bike Sharing, Car Sharing, and food delivery services, serving more than 550 million riders and 31 million drivers. Previously, he was a senior technology leader at Baidu, responsible for the creation of over 10 software applications with more than 100 million users each. Zhang obtained his BS in software engineering from Wuhan University in 2005 and his MS from the Chinese National Academy of Sciences in 2008, with research focusing on human-machine interaction and artificial intelligence (AI).