Xu Yiran, former senior vice president and chief business officer of Perfect World, has joined Chinese Internet security firm Qihoo 360.
Xu will be president of Qihoo 360's gaming business line. In this new role, Xu will be responsible for Qihoo 360's existing gaming businesses, including client-based games, web games, and mobile games. And he will implement internal integration of the three business groups.
In March 2010, Xu departed Giant Interactive Group and joined Perfect World as vice president of strategy. By September 2015, Xu had served at Perfect World for about five and a half years.
During his service at Perfect World, Xu was in charge of the strategic development division and completed the company's transformation from client games to web and mobile games. At the same time, the company acquired several Chinese gaming media and established its media cluster. It explored the global console business and launched Neverwinter Online on the Xbox One Chinese official edition. In addition, Xu was responsible for Perfect World's global investment program PWIN, making investments in dozens of enterprises in the global gaming industry.