China & The Digital World: SY Lau of Tencent

Earlier this month, Mishcon de Reya’s Academy welcomed SY Lau, Senior Executive Vice President and Chairman of Group Marketing and Global Branding at Tencent, who gave a talk on China and the digital world. A “technology evangelist”, SY has been with Tencent – China’s largest internet company – since 2006. As Chairman of Group Marketing and Global Branding, he is heavily involved in setting and executing global marketing and advertising strategies. He also manages Tencent’s international strategic partnerships on behalf of the corporate leadership team. Previously, SY was President of the Online Media Group focusing on content for mobile news, entertainment, sports, and video on demand.

During a talk at our offices, SY shared his thoughts on the internet’s value to the national economy, people’s livelihoods, innovation, corporate social responsibility and leadership development.

You can view some highlights from the Academy session below.