Kai-Fu Lee, president of Google China since 2005, is a talented academician and researcher, whose work has advanced the field of technology worldwide. Among his many accomplishments, Mr. Lee helped create a computer program that defeated the human "Othello" world champion and developed the world's first speaker-independent continuous speech-recognition system. Lee holds a Doctorate in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelor's in Computer Science with highest honors from Columbia University. Below, Lee discusses his transition from research and academia to corporate management, having held various leadership positions in Apple, Silicon Graphics Inc. (SGI), and Microsoft. He also shares his thoughts about relocating back to China, after spending his formative years studying and working in the United States.