Baidu operates Baidu.com, the most widely used Chinese search engine in China. In addition to China, Baidu operates in Brazil, Egypt, Japan, Indonesia and Thailand. It offers more than 50 Internet and web search services, as well as the world’s largest user-generated Chinese-language encyclopedia. Internal auditors at Baidu are organized into three teams: traditional audits, IT audits, and construction audits.
In this profile, Kevin Shi, Head of Internal Audit, Control and Compliance, talks about internal audit’s short-term and long-term goals. Short-term, its goals are to help Baidu balance risks and improve processes throughout the organization. Long-term, internal audit looks to assume a more strategic role, providing consultation to the management team.