Martin Lau is the president of Tencent. Martin joined Tencent in 2005 as the chief strategy and investment officer and was responsible for corporate strategies, investment, M&A and investor relations. In 2006, Martin was promoted to president and managed the day-to-day operation of Tencent. In 2007, he was appointed an executive director of the board.
Prior to joining Tencent, 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 his 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.