Seng Yee Lau

Seng Yee Lau

Senior Executive Vice President, Chairman / Chairman at Tencent Advertising / Group Marketing and Global Branding
Shenzhen City, China


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SEVP, Chairman of Tencent Advertising, Chairman of Group Marketing and Global Branding.
March 2017 - Present (1 year 1 month)
President, Online Media Group. Senior Executive Vice President, Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Shanghai, China
2006 - Present (12 years 3 months)
SY is an evangelist of the China internet dreams. Having devoted a decade of this professional enthusiasm within the China Internet space, SY participated and contributed to the growing phase of the formative period of the China internet industry. Over a decade, SY and his team has built the media operation of Tencent evolving from a single portal enterprise, to a multi-platforms multi-products mobile media offering. This continuous effort has earned the recognition of the industry, when MMA (Mobile Marketing Association) awarded the APAC Publisher of the Year Award to OMG in October 2015. Today, the Tencent OMG business operation delivers mobile news, sports and entertainment programs, video streaming and social media internet value added services to millions of users in China. Tencent Mobile News is the distinguished market leader with more than 530 million user base, and the Tencent Video Streaming services is a reputable business partners that has the exclusive rights to stream HBO, NBA among other international IPs to more than 60 million daily active users.

In 2011, SY was honored globally as “The World’s 21 Most Influential People in Marketing and Media” by New York based Advertising Age, making him one of the two professionals outside the US that received such recognition.

In 2015, SY received another global recognition when he was pronounced as "Media Person of the Year" by Cannes Lion Festival of Creativity in France. Former international execs to receive the honor include Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, and Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, and Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft.

SY has also been appointed an Honorary Ambassador to the City of Brisbane, Australia to recognize his contribution as, in the words of Brisbane's Lord Mayor, "a world leading global entrepreneur." In addition to attending the G20 Submit in Brisbane in 2014,

Finally, SY sits as a board member in the Asia Pacific Advisory Board of Harvard Business School.
CEO/Managing Partner
2005 - March 2006 (1 year 2 months)
CEO China
BBDO Worldwide
2000 - 2005 (5 years)
Managing Director
Dentsu, Young & Rubicam
1998 - 2000 (2 years)
Group Director
McCann Erickson
1995 - 1998 (3 years)



2010 (1 year)

Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA)

2003 - 2004 (1 year)

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