Martin Lau

President & Executive Director at Tencent Holdings Ltd.

Martin Lau

Martin Lau

President & Executive Director at Tencent Holdings Ltd.

Career Highlights

Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
Tencent, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Tencent Holdings Ltd.

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Professional at TMF Fund Services

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Founder at, Inc.

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Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President at Tencent Holdings Ltd.

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Chief Operation Officer at Tencent Holdings Ltd.

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Chief Technology Officer & Senior Vice President at Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

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Chief Information Officer at Tencent Holdings Ltd.

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Chief Strategy Officer, Senior Executive Vice President at Tencent Holdings Ltd.

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Managing Partner at Tencent Holdings Ltd.

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Chief Executive Officer at MIH Ltd.

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Martin Lau
President & Executive Director at Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Class of 1998

The Kellogg School of Management (The Kellogg School or Kellogg) is the business school of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, with additional campuses in downtown Chicago, Illinois and Miami, Florida. Kellogg offers full-time, part-time, and executive programs, and partners with schools in China, France/Singapore, India, Hong Kong, Israel, Germany, Canada, and Thailand.Founded in 1908 in downtown Chicago as a part-time evening program, the school was chartered to educate business leaders with "good moral character.

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
Class of 1995

Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
Class of 1994

The University of Michigan (UM, U-M, UMich, or U of M), frequently referred to as simply Michigan, is a public research university located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States. It is the state's oldest university and the flagship campus of the University of Michigan. It is one of the original eight Public Ivy universities and is one of the founding members of the Association of American Universities. It has been ranked among the top five research universities in the US, and among the top 20 universities in the world. U-M also has satellite campuses in Flint and Dearborn.

Career History
President & Executive Director
2005 - Current

Founded in November, 1998, Tencent has grown into one of China's largest and most used Internet service portal. Since its establishment over the last decade, Tencent has maintained steady growth under its user-oriented operating strategies. On June 16, 2004, Tencent Holdings Limited (SEHK 700) went public on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. It is Tencent's mission to enhance the quality of human life through Internet services. Presently, Tencent is providing value-added Internet, mobile and telecom services and online advertising under the strategic goal of providing users with "one-stop online lifestyle services". Tencent’s leading Internet platforms in China – QQ (QQ Instant Messenger),, QQ Games, Qzone,, SoSo, PaiPai and Tenpay – have brought together China's largest Internet community, to meet the various needs of Internet users including communication, information, entertainment, e-commerce and others. As of Sep 30, 2011, the active QQ users accounts for QQ IM amounted to 711.7 million while its peak concurrent users reached 145.4 million. The development of Tencent has profoundly influenced the ways hundreds of millions of Internet users communicate with one another as well as their lifestyles. It also brings possibilities of a wider range of applications to the China’s Internet industry. Looking forward, Tencent remains committed to enhancing its development and innovation capabilities while strengthening its nationwide branding for its long term development. More than 50% of Tencent employees are R&D staff. Tencent has obtained patents relating to the technologies in various areas: instant messaging, e-commerce, online payment services, search engine, information security, gaming, and many more. In 2007, Tencent invested more than RMB100 million in setting up the Tencent Research Institute, China's first Internet research institute, with campuses in Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen. The institute focuses on the self-development of core Internet technologies, in pursuing its development and innovation for the industry. Tencent's long term vision is to become the most respected Internet enterprise. In order to fulfill corporate social responsibilities and to promote civil Internet communities, Tencent has been actively participating in public charity programs. In 2006, Tencent inaugurated the Tencent Charity Fund, the first charity foundation set up by a Chinese Internet enterprise, and the public charity website The website focuses on youth education, assisting impoverished communities, care for the disadvantaged, and disaster relief. Tencent has currently begun a number of public charity projects across China. It strives to help build a harmonious society and to become a good corporate citizen

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Tencent Technology (Beijing) Co. Ltd. provides Internet, mobile and telecommunications services. The company was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Beijing, China.

Boards & Committees
Independent Director
2007 - 2011

Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. Ltd. engages in the manufacture and sale of photovoltaic module. Its products and services include polysilicon ingots and wafers, photovoltaic cells, photovoltaic modules and photovoltaic systems, and the development and operation of solar projects. It markets its products under the brand Yingli Solar. The company was founded by Lian Sheng Miao in August 1998 and is headquartered in Baoding, China.

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Second Home Ltd. constructs and provides modern office space for technology firms and creative businesses. It offers cultural venue and workspace that brings together thinkers, makers, artists and entrepreneurs. The company was founded by Samuel David Aldenton and Rohan Anthony Silva in 2014 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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Awards & Honors
Rank #1795
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Bo’ao, China
2013 Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference

2013 Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference

The Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference is an annual conference hosted and wholly independently funded by private investment firm Allen & Company. The conference has taken place in Sun Valley, Idaho for one week each July since 1983. The conference typically features business leaders, political figures, and major figures in the philanthropic and cultural spheres.

2012 Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference

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