Pony Ma, one of the Core Founders, Executive Director, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Tencent. Pony oversees the strategic development, overall direction and business management of the Group. Before he founded Tencent in 1998,Pony was in charge of research and development for Internet paging system development at China Motion Telecom Development Limited, a telecommunications services and products provider in China. Pony received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from Shenzhen University in 1993 and he has more than 18 years of experience in telecommunication and Internet industries.
MA,Huateng (Pony Ma)
Core Founder, Chief Executive Officer
LAU, Chi Ping (Martin Lau)
Martin Lau, President of Tencent. Martin joined Tencent in 2005 as the Chief Strategy and Investment Officer and was responsible for corporate strategies, investment, M&A and investor relations. In 2006, Martin was promoted as President of the Company to assist Pony Ma, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, in managing the day-to-day operation of the Company. In 2007, Martin was appointed as the Executive Director of the Company. Prior to Tencent, Martin was an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C's investment banking division and the Chief Operating Officer of its Telecom, Media and Technology Group. Prior to that, Martin worked at Mckinsey & Company, Inc. as a management consultant. Martin received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, a Master of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA Degree from Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University.
ZHANG, Zhidong (Tony Zhang)
Core Founder, Chief Technology Officer
Tony Zhang, one of the Core Founders, Executive Director and Chief Technology Officer of Tencent. Tony oversees the development of the Company’s proprietary technologies, including the basic IM platform and massive-scale online application systems. Tony founded the Group in 1998. Prior to that, he worked at Li Ming Network Group focusing on research and development of software and network application systems. Tony received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from Shenzhen University in 1993 and a Master of Science Degree in Computer Application and System Structure from South China University of Technology in 1996. Tony has more than 15 years of experience in the telecommunications and Internet industries.
XU, Chenye (Daniel Xu)
Core Founder, Chief Information Officer
Daniel Xu, one of the Core Founders and Chief Information Officer of Tencent. Daniel oversees the strategic planning and development for the website properties and communities, customer relations and public relations of the Company, which he founded in 1998. Prior to that, Daniel had experiences in software system design, network administration as well as marketing and sales management in his previous position at Shenzhen Data Telecommunications Bureau. Daniel received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from Shenzhen University in 1993 and a Master of Science Degree in Computer Science from Nanjing University in 1996.
REN, Yuxin (Mark Ren)
Chief Operation Officer, President of Interactive Entertainment Group and Mobile Internet Group
Mark Ren, COO and President of Interactive Entertainment Group and Mobile Internet Group of Tencent. Mark joined Tencent in 2000 and had served as the General Manager for the value-added services development division and the General Manager for Interactive Entertainment business division. Since September 2005, Mark has been responsible for the research and development, operations, marketing and sales of taming products for the Interactive Entertainment Business. Since May 2012, Mark has been appointed as COO and is now in charge of the Interactive Entertainment Group, Mobile Internet Group and Social Network Group. Prior to Tencent, Mark has worked in Huawei Technologies. Mark received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China in 1998 and an EMBA from China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in 2008.
XIONG, Minghua (Jeff Xiong)
Co-Chief Technology Officer
Jeff Xiong, Co-Chief Technology Officer, joined Tencent in 2005. He was responsible for product strategy planning of the overall platform, new product innovation, research and development of core technologies, and management for engineering excellence. Jeff has been responsible for research and investment in Internet technology innovation and forefront of the industry development trend since May 2012. Prior to joining Tencent, Jeff worked at Microsoft for nine years in Internet Explorer, Windows and MSN product groups. He was founding director of MSN China Development Center. Prior to that, Jeff worked at IBM Internet Division. Jeff received his Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Information System Engineering from National University of Defense Technology in 1987 and a Master of Science Degree in Information Retrieval from Chinese Defense Science and Technology Information Center (CDSTIC) in Beijing in 1990.
Chief Strategy Officer, Senior Executive Vice President
James Mitchell, Chief Strategy Officer and SEVP of Tencent. James joined Tencent in 2011. He has been responsible for the company's strategy planning and implementation, investor relationship management since May 2012. Prior to Tencent, James worked in Investment Banking for 16 years. Most recently, James was a managing director at Goldman Sachs In New York, leading the bank’s Communications, Media, and Entertainment research team, which analyzed Internet, entertainment, and media companies globally. James received his degree from Oxford University and holds a Chartered Financial Analyst Certification.
LAU, Seng Yee (S Y Lau)
President of Online Media Group, Senior Executive Vice President
S Y Lau, President of Online Media Group of Tencent. SY joined Tencent in 2006 and was responsible for overseeing the Company’s online media business, and the development of the Company's online advertising business model, as well as the branding strategies for the Company and its core products. SY is a seasoned professional in media and marketing industry with more than 20 years of solid experience working in leading international advertising agencies, and served in various multinational companies as CEO in China in the previous 16 years.In 2007, SY sat in the advisory board for ad:tech, the globally renowned organization for Online Marketing. SY held the post of Vice President of China Advertising Association since 2007, as well as the Visiting Professor of Shanghai Normal University. In 2008, SY was honored with the prestigious "Remarkable Contribution Award for China's 30 Years Advertising History" from China Advertising Association, and entrusted the honor as one of the 2008 Olympic torch bearers.In 2010, SY was appointed as the Adjunct Professor of School of Journalism and Communication of Xiamen University.In 2010, SY was awarded as “Top 10 Persons for China Online Advertising Industry, 2009-2010”. In 2011, SY was honored by New York based Advertising Age as “The World’s 21 Most Influential People in Marketing and Media industry”Prior to Tencent, SY was the Managing Partner of Publicis China and the CEO for BBDO China. Before that. He had also held senior management positions at Dentsu Young & Rubicam in Shanghai, and McCann-Erickson in Beijing and Hong Kong. SY has been a prolific speaker and article contributor in the media industry. In addition to his regular industry speeches at Cannes, Asia Media Forum; SY also spent considerable amount of time as guest speaker at Harvard Business School; The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology(HKUST),Hong Kong University, CEIBS, just to name a few. He was also a former chairman of Shanghai 4As Council in 2003.SY received his EMBA from Rutgers State University of New Jersey, USA. He completed the Advanced Marketing Management courses of Harvard Business School in 2007 and AMP (Advanced Management Program) of Harvard Business School in 2010.
TONG, Taosang (Dowson Tong)
President of Social Network Group, Senior Executive Vice President
Dowson Tong, President of Social Network Group. Dowson joined Tencent in 2005 and had been responsible for the management of product platform as well as research and development of Internet Business since October 2008. Since May 2012, Dowson has been responsible for the development of social networking platform and open-platform. Prior to Tencent, Dowson worked in Oracle for database development and testing; and was involved in ERP system development and testing in Oracle Applications. He also delivered Oracle DBA course in UC Extension. Dowson also worked for Sendmail Software in managing the development teams of operator-scale messaging system and anti-spam filtering system; and later on involved in new product planning and business development. Dowson received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1991 and a Master of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1997.
LU, Shan (LS)
President of Technology and Engineering Group, Senior Executive Vice President
LS, SVP of Tencent. LS joined Tencent in 2000 and had served as General Manager for IM Product Division and Vice President for Platform Research and Development of the Company. Since March 2008, LS has been responsible for overseeing the Operations Platform System of the Company. Since May 2012, LS has been in charge of management of the technical and operational platform, search related products, technology development and operations. Prior to Tencent, he worked for Liming Network Systems. LS received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science and Technology from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 1998.
WU, Xiaoguang (Free Wu)
CEO of Tencent E-Commerce Holding Company, Senior Executive Vice President
Xiaoguang Wu, CEO of Tencent E-Commerce Holding Company. Xiaoguang Joined Tencent in 1998, he led the development and product planning for Tencent’s core product, the QQ IM client software and has served as the Project Manager for the research and development team of QQ, General Manager for IM product ,General Manager for Internet business division and Senior Vice President of Internet Services Division. Since May 2012, he has been appointed as CEO of Tencent E-Commerce Holding Company, responsible for the development and management of e-commerce business. Xiaoguang has accumulated rich experience in the product R&D, design planning, product operation and marketing of Internet business. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Weather Dynamics from Nanjing University in 1996 and an EMBA from China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in 2008.
Senior Executive Vice President
David A.M. Wallerstein, SEVP of Tencent. David joined Tencent in 2001. He oversees the Company’s international business initiatives through identifying cooperation with multinational partners and he is responsible for Tencent’s operations outside mainland China. Prior to Tencent, David was the Vice President, Business Development of MIH in China, and was involved in Internet strategy and mergers and acquisitions activities in China. Prior to that, David worked as a management consultant in China's telecommunications and IT industries.
LIU, Chengmin (Tel Liu)
Senior Executive Vice President
Tel Liu, SEVP of Tencent. Tel joined Tencent in 2003 and had served as the General Manager for telecommunication business division and mobile communication business division; and President of Mobile Internet Group. Since October 2005, Tel has been responsible for the development and operation of the Company's wireless services business and the management of its regional markets in China. Tel is now assisting the management of the operation and development of the mobile internet business and commercialization of search business. Prior to Tencent, Tel worked for Huawei Technologies in its domestic marketing and sales department. Tel received his Master of Science Degree in Mechanics from Harbin Industrial University.
Zhang, Xiaolong (Allen Zhang)
Senior Vice President
Allen Zhang, SVP of Tencent. Allen joined Tencent in March, 2005,served as the General Manager for the Guangzhou R&D division and led the QQ Mail team to be the top mail service provider in China. Later he was promoted to Corporate Vice President and since September 2012, Allen has been appointed as SVP in charge of the product and team management of Wechat and QQ mail. He is also responsible for the management and review of major innovation projects. Prior to joining Tencent, Allen developed Foxmail independently in 1997 as the 1st generation of internet software developer in China. He joined Boda China as Corporate Vice President in 2000, responsible for corporate mail developing. Allen received his Master's Degree in Telecommunications from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 1994.
Chief Financial Officer ,Senior Vice President
John Lo, Chief Financial Officer of the Company and SVP. John joined Tencent in 2004 and served as the Company’s Financial Controller from 2004 to 2008. John was appointed as the Company’s Vice President and Deputy CFO in 2008. He has been appointed as CFO since May, 2012. Prior to Tencent, John worked in PricewaterhouseCoopers as Senior Manager (audit services) in its Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Shenzhen offices and he had been in the public accounting practice for more than 12 years. He is a Fellow of the CPA Australia, a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. John received his Bachelor of Business in Accounting from Curtin University of Technology and an EMBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University and HKUST.
GUO, Kaitian (Leon Guo)
Senior Vice President
Leon Guo, SVP of Tencent. Leon joined Tencent in 2002 and has been responsible for overseeing the Company’s functional divisions of administration, legal affairs, government relations, public relations, charity fund, procurement as well as the functional management of several branch offices including Beijing, Shanghai and Chengdu since September 2007. Leon received a Bachelor of Law Degree from Zhongnan University of Economics and Law in 1996.
XI, Dan (Dan Xi)
Senior Vice President
Dan Xi, SVP of Tencent. Mr. Xi joined Tencent in 2002 and he has been responsible for overseeing the Company’s talent development and functional management since May 2008. Mr. Xi received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from Shenzhen University in 1996 and an MBA Degree from Tsinghua University in 2005. Mr. Xi has more than 14 years experiences of HR management in the informational technology and internet industries.
CHEN, Yidan (Charles Chen)
Core Founder, Advisor Emeritus & Founder and Honorary Chairman of Tencent Charity Fund
Charles, one of the Core Founders, Founder and Honorary Chairman of Tencent Charity Fund, and became the Advisor Emeritus from March 2013. As the Chief Administration Officer of Tencent since 1998, Charles overseeed administration, legal affairs, human resources and charity fund of the Company. Charles was also responsible for the Group's management system, intellectual property rights and government relations. Before Charles founded the Group in 1998, he worked in the Shenzhen Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau for several years. Charles received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Chemistry from Shenzhen University in 1993 and a Master of Law Degree in Economic Law from Nanjing University in 1996.
ZENG, Liqing (Jason Zeng)
Core Founder & Advisor Emeritus
Jason Zeng, one of the Core Founders and Advisor Emeritus of the Company. Jason founded the Group in 1999. As the Chief Operating Officer during 1999 and 2007, Jason was responsible for overseeing the Company's business lines and product portfolios and the managing the Company’s sales and marketing activities across China. Prior to Tencent, Jason worked in the Shenzhen Data Telecommunications Bureau and was familiar with the Internet and telecommunications industries in China. Since June 2007, Jason has been the Advisor Emeritus of the Company.