People: Tencent Holdings Ltd (0700.HK)

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19 Dec 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Huateng Ma

42 Executive Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Chi Ping Lau

40 2007 President, Executive Director

Shek Hon Lo

45 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Yuxin Ren

38 2012 Chief Operating Officer and President - Interactive Entertainment Group and Mobile Internet Group

Seng Yee Lau

47 2011 Senior Executive Vice President, President - Online Media Group

Shan Lu

39 2012 Senior Executive Vice President, President - Technology and Engineering Group

James Mitchell

40 2011 Chief Strategy Officer, Senior Executive Vice President

Tao Sang Tong

40 2012 Senior Executive Vice President, President - Social Network Group

David Wallerstein

2011 Senior Executive Vice President

Xiaoguang Wu

38 2012 Senior Executive Vice President and CEO of Tencent E-Commerce Holdings Limited

Kaitian Guo

41 2011 Senior Vice President

Xiaoyi Ma

40 Senior Vice President

Dan Xi

38 2011 Senior Vice President

Xiaolong Zhang

44 2012 Senior Vice President

Chenye Xu

42 2011 Chief Information Officer

Jacobus Bekker

61 2012 Non-Executive Director

Charles Searle

50 2001 Non-Executive Director

Iain Bruce

73 2004 Independent Non-Executive Director

Dongsheng Li

55 2004 Independent Non-Executive Director

Ian Stone

63 2004 Independent Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

Huateng Ma

Mr. Ma Huateng is an Executive Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Tencent Holdings Ltd. Mr Ma has overall responsibilities for strategic planning and positioning and management of the Group. Mr Ma is one of the core founders and has been employed by the Group since 1999. Prior to his current employment, Mr Ma was in charge of research and development for Internet paging system development at China Motion Telecom Development Limited, a supplier of telecommunications services and products in China. Mr Ma is a deputy to the 5th Shenzhen Municipal People’s Congress and the 12th National People’s Congress. Mr Ma has a Bachelor of Science Degree specialising in Computer and its Application obtained in 1993 from Shenzhen University and more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications and Internet industries. He is a director of Advance Data Services Limited, which holds shares of the Company and also a substantial shareholder of the Company.

Chi Ping Lau

Mr. Lau Chi Ping is President, Executive Director of Tencent Holdings Ltd. Mr Lau joined the Company in 2005 as the Chief Strategy and Investment Officer and was responsible for corporate strategies, investments, merger and acquisitions and investor relations. In 2006, Mr Lau was promoted as President of the Company to manage the day-to-day operation of the Company. In 2007, he was appointed as an executive director of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr Lau 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, he worked at Mckinsey & Company, Inc. as a management consultant. Mr Lau received a 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. On 28 July 2011, Mr Lau was appointed as a non-executive director of Kingsoft Corporation Limited, an Internet based software developer, distributor and software service provider listed in Hong Kong.

Shek Hon Lo

Mr. Lo Shek Hon (John) is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Tencent Holdings Ltd. He joined the Company in 2004 and served as the Company’s Financial Controller from 2004 to 2008. Mr Lo was appointed as the Company’s Vice President and Deputy Chief Financial Officer in 2008 and was appointed as Chief Financial Officer in May 2012. Prior to joining the Company, Mr Lo worked in PricewaterhouseCoopers as Senior Manager (audit services). 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. Mr Lo received a Bachelor of Business in Accounting Degree from Curtin University of Technology and an EMBA Degree from Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University and HKUST.

Yuxin Ren

Mr. Ren Yuxin is Chief Operating Officer and President - Interactive Entertainment Group and Mobile Internet Group of Tencent Holdings Ltd. He joined the Company in 2000 and had served as General Manager for the value-added services development division and General Manager for Interactive Entertainment business division. Since September 2005, Mr Ren has been responsible for the research and development, operations, marketing and sales of gaming products for the Interactive Entertainment Business. Since May 2012, Mr Ren has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer and is now in charge of the Interactive Entertainment Group, Mobile Internet Group and Social Network Group. Prior to joining the Company, Mr Ren has worked in Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. Mr Ren received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China in 1998 and an EMBA Degree from China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in 2008.

Seng Yee Lau

Mr. Lau Seng Yee is Senior Executive Vice President, President - Online Media Group of Tencent Holdings Ltd. He joined the Company in 2006 and is 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. Mr Lau is a seasoned professional in the media industry with more than 20 years of solid experience working, with a rare 19 years of on-ground China market experience. In 2007, Mr Lau sat in the advisory board for ad:tech, the globally renowned organization for Online Marketing. Mr Lau held the post of Vice President of China Advertising Association since 2007, as well as the Visiting Professor of Shanghai Normal University. In 2010, Mr Lau was appointed as the Adjunct Professor of School of Journalism and Communication of Xiamen University. Prior to joining the Company, Mr Lau was the Managing Partner of Publicis China and CEO for BBDO China. Before that, he also held senior management positions at Dentsu Young & Rubicam in Shanghai, and McCann-Erickson in Beijing and Hong Kong. Mr Lau received an EMBA Degree from Rutgers State University of New Jersey, USA. He also completed the Advanced Marketing Management program, and the Advanced Management Program (AMP) in Harvard Business School. In 2011, Mr Lau was honored by New York based AdAge publication as one of “The World’s 21 Most Influential People in Marketing and Media Industry, 2009-2010”.

Shan Lu

Mr. Lu Shan is Senior Executive Vice President, President - Technology and Engineering Group of Tencent Holdings Ltd. He joined the Company in 2000 and had served as General Manager for IM Product Divisions, Vice President for Platform Research and Development System and Senior Vice President for Operations Platform System. Since March 2008, Mr Lu has been in charge of management of the Operations Platform System of the Company. Since May 2012, Mr Lu has been in charge of management of Technical Engineering Group. Prior to joining the Company, he worked for Shenzhen Liming Network Systems Limited. Mr Lu received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science and Technology from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 1998.

James Mitchell

Mr. James Gordon Mitchell is Chief Strategy Officer, Senior Executive Vice President of Tencent Holdings Ltd., since August 2011. He joined the Company in August 2011. He is responsible for various functions, including the Company’ strategic planning, strategic implementation, and investor relationships since 2012. Prior to joining the Company, Mr Mitchell had worked in investment banking for 16 years. Most recently, Mr Mitchell 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. Mr Mitchell received a Degree from Oxford University and holds a Chartered Financial Analyst Certification.

Tao Sang Tong

Mr. Tong Tao Sang is Senior Executive Vice President, President - Social Network Group of Tencent Holdings Ltd. He joined the Company in 2005 and has been responsible for the management of product platform as well as research and development of Internet business since October 2008. Since May 2012, Mr Tong has been responsible for the development of social networking platform and open-platform. Prior to joining the Company, Mr Tong worked for Sendmail, Inc. on managing the product development of operator-scale messaging systems. Mr Tong also worked for Oracle on the development and testing of Oracle Server and Oracle Applications. Mr Tong received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1994 and a Master of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1997.

David Wallerstein

Mr. David A. M. Wallerstein is Senior Executive Vice President of Tencent Holdings Ltd., since 2011. He is also Chairman of Tencent America LLC. He joined the Company in 2001. He oversees the Company’s international business initiatives and is responsible for the Group’s activities in the United States. Prior to joining the Company, Mr Wallerstein was the Vice President, Business Development of Naspers in China, responsible for investments and strategy. Prior to that, Mr Wallerstein worked as a management consultant in China. Mr Wallerstein received a Master’s Degree in Political Economy from UC Berkeley and a Bachelor’s Degree from the Jackson School at the University of Washington.

Xiaoguang Wu

Mr. Wu Xiaoguang is Senior Executive Vice President of Tencent Holdings Ltd., and Chief Executive Officer of Tencent E-Commerce Holdings Limited, subsidiary of the Company. He joined the Company in 1999, he led the development and product planning for the Group’s core product, the QQ IM client software and has served as 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, Mr Wu has been appointed as CEO of Tencent E-Commerce Holdings Limited, responsible for the development and management of e-Commerce business. Mr Wu has extensive experience in product research and development, product planning, product operation and marketing of Internet business. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Weather Dynamics from Nanjing University in 1996 and an EMBA Degree from China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in 2008.

Kaitian Guo

Mr. Guo Kaitian is Senior Vice President of Tencent Holdings Ltd. He joined the Company 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 the branches in Beijing, Shanghai and Chengdu. Mr Guo received a Bachelor of Law Degree from Zhongnan University of Economics and Law in 1996.

Xiaoyi Ma

Mr. Ma Xiaoyi is Senior Vice President of Tencent Holdings Limited. He joined the Company in 2007 and has been responsible for international publishing of Tencent Games, establishing and maintaining long-term business partnerships and cooperation for the Company since November 2008. Prior to joining the Company, Mr Ma served as a general manager of games division of OPTIC Communication Co., Ltd. Prior to that, Mr Ma worked as a general manager in Shanghai EasyService Technology Development Ltd. Mr Ma graduated from Shanghai Jiaotong University, and received an EMBA Degree from Fu Dan University in 2008.

Dan Xi

Mr. Xi Dan is Senior Vice President of Tencent Holdings Ltd. He joined the Company in 2002 and has been responsible for overseeing the Company’s talent development and functional management since May 2008. Prior to joining the Company, Mr Xi was responsible for HR management in ZTE Corporation and has more than 18 years of experience in IT and Internet industries. Mr Xi received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Computer Science from Shenzhen University in 1996 and a MBA Degree from Tsinghua University in 2005.

Xiaolong Zhang

Mr. Zhang Xiaolong is Senior Vice President of Tencent Holdings Ltd. He joined the Company in March 2005 and 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, Mr Zhang has been appointed as Senior Vice President in charge of the product and team management of Weixin and QQ Mail. He is also responsible for the management and review of major innovation projects. Prior to joining the Company, Mr Zhang 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. Mr Zhang received his Master’s Degree in Telecommunications from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 1994.

Chenye Xu

Mr. Xu Chenye is Chief Information Officer of Tencent Holdings Ltd. He oversees the strategic planning and development for the website properties and communities, customer relations and public relations of the Company. Mr Xu is one of the core founders and has been employed by the Group since 1999. Prior to that, Mr Xu had experiences in software system design, network administration as well as marketing and sales management in his previous position at Shenzhen Data Telecommunications Bureau. Mr Xu received a 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.

Jacobus Bekker

Mr. Jacobus Petrus Bekker is Non-Executive Director of Tencent Holdings Limited, since 14 November 2012. Mr Bekker is the managing director and CEO of Naspers Limited, a company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and the controlling shareholder of the Company. Mr Bekker is one of the founding members of M-Net/ MultiChoice South Africa pay-television business in 1985. He was also a founder of the cellular telephony business MTN. Mr Bekker led the Naspers group since 1997, when he became CEO of Naspers Limited. He served on the local organising committee for the 2010 FIFA World Cup and the Council of the University of Stellenbosch. Mr Bekker obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Law and an honours Degree in Languages at the University of Stellenbosch in 1974 and 1975 respectively. He also obtained a Bachelor of Laws Degree from University of the Witwatersrand in 1978 and an MBA Degree from Columbia University in 1984. Mr Bekker was awarded an honorary doctorate degree in commerce from the University of Stellenbosch.

Charles Searle

Mr. Charles St. Leger Searle is Non-Executive Director of Tencent Holdings Ltd., since 5 June 2001. Mr Searle is currently CEO of Naspers Internet Listed Assets. Prior to joining the Naspers group companies, he held various corporate finance positions at Cable & Wireless plc and Hong Kong Telecom. Prior to joining Cable & Wireless plc, he was a senior corporate finance manager at Deloitte & Touche in London and Sydney. Currently, Mr Searle serves on the boards of directors of a number of companies that are subsidiaries of or associated companies with Naspers. Mr Searle graduated from the University of Cape Town in 1987 with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (1992). Mr Searle has more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications and Internet industries.

Iain Bruce

Mr. Iain Ferguson Bruce is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Tencent Holdings Ltd., since April 2004. Mr Bruce joined KPMG in Hong Kong in 1964 and was elected to its partnership in 1971. He was the Senior Partner of KPMG from 1991 until his retirement in 1996 and served as Chairman of KPMG Asia Pacific from 1993 to 1997. Since 1964, Mr Bruce has been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, and is a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, with over 49 years of international experience in accounting and consulting. He is also a fellow of The Hong Kong Institute of Directors and a member of the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute (formerly known as Hong Kong Securities Institute). Mr Bruce is the Chairman of KCS Limited, and is an independent non-executive director of Citibank (Hong Kong) Limited and MSIG Insurance (Hong Kong) Limited. Mr Bruce is currently an independent non-executive director of Goodbaby International Holdings Limited, a manufacturer of durable juvenile products, Louis XIII Holdings Limited (formerly known as Paul Y. Engineering Group Limited), a construction, engineering services and hotel development company, Sands China Ltd., an operator of integrated resorts and casinos, Vitasoy International Holdings Limited, a beverage manufacturing company, and Wing On Company International Limited, a department store operating and real property investment company; all of these companies are publicly listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. Mr Bruce is also an independent non-executive director of Noble Group Limited, a commodity trading company that is publicly listed on The Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited and of Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited, a China-based vertically integrated photovoltaic product manufacturer that is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

Dongsheng Li

Mr. Li Dong Sheng is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Tencent Holdings Ltd., since April 2004. Mr Li is the Chairman and CEO of TCL Corporation, the Chairman of the Hong Kong listed TCL Multimedia Technology Holdings Limited and the Chairman of the Hong Kong listed TCL Communication Technology Holdings Limited, all of which produce consumer electronic products. Mr Li graduated from South China University of Technology in 1982 with a Bachelor degree in radio technology and has 18 years of experience in the information technology field.

Ian Stone

Mr. Ian Charles Stone is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Tencent Holdings Ltd., since April 2004. Mr Stone is currently an Advisor on International Projects for PCCW Limited and CEO of SITC (a PCCW joint venture) in Saudi Arabia. Since 2001 in PCCW he has been CEO of UK Broadband in UK and then PCCW Mobile in Hong Kong, followed by being the Managing Director of the International Projects business. Mr Stone has more than 43 years of experience in the telecom and mobile industries. He was CEO of SmarTone between 1999 and 2001 prior to which held various senior positions in telecom businesses of the First Pacific Group in Hong Kong and Philippines. Mr Stone has also held senior positions at Cable & Wireless plc and Hong Kong Telecom, including as Managing Director of CSL and Commercial Director of Hong Kong Telecom. Mr Stone is a fellow member of The Hong Kong Institute of Directors.
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