Martin Lau is an Executive Director and President at Tencent Holdings since 2007. Martin joined Tencent Holdings in 2005 as the Chief Strategy and Investment Officer and was responsible for corporate strategies, investments, merger and acquisitions and investor relations. In 2006, Martin was promoted as President of the Company to manage the day-to-day operation of the Company. In 2007, Martin was appointed as an Executive Director of Tencent Holdings.
Prior to joining the Tencent Holdings 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 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, Martin 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.
On 10 March 2014, Martin was appointed as a Member of the Board of Directors at JD.com, Inc., an online direct sales company in China, which has been listed on NASDAQ since May 2014.
On 31 March 2014, Martin was appointed as a Member of the Board of Directors at Leju Holdings Limited, an online-to-offline real estate services provider in China, which has been listed on New York Stock Exchange since April 2014.
Jan, 2006 - Current (over 10 years)
Board & Advisor Roles (4)Update
|Jun 24, 2016||South China Morning Post - Video games: the sport of tomorrow’s champions|
|Jun 22, 2016||Business Times of Singapore - China's Tencent to buy Finnish game-maker Supercell for US$8.6b|
|Jun 21, 2016||Business Wire India - SoftBank to Sell Supercell Stake at USD 10.2 Billion Valuation|
|Jun 21, 2016||Channel News Asia - Tech - Tencent buys 'Clash of Clans' maker Supercell from SoftBank|
|Jun 21, 2016||Arctic Startup - Supercell Valued at $10.2 Bln|
|Jun 21, 2016||TechCrunch - Tencent confirms deal to buy majority stake in Supercell from SoftBank for $8.6B|
|May 23, 2016||The Tech Portal - Tencent to buy majority stake from Softbank in ‘Clash of Clans’ developer Supercell : WSJ|
|May 23, 2016||WSJ - ATD - China’s Tencent Seeks to Buy Majority Stake in ‘Clash of Clans’ Maker Supercell|