As Corporate Vice President of Tencent, Steven is in charge of online media marketing solutions and advertising business of Online Media Group (OMG), with a special eye on the alignment of Tencent Video, Mobile, Portal and Social Advertising.
Before joining Tencent in 2014, Steven had acquired extensive experience in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and China, where he was recognized as an important leader in advertising industry. In 1995, he became the youngest media director in Hong Kong to be elected Chairman of the Committee for 4A Agencies. In 1996, as one of the founders of ZenithOptimedia China, he played a key role in the company's office and team setup and developed a wide array of international and local clients, including well-known brands in FMCG, Aviation, Finance, IT and other industries. In 2010, he was appointed CEO of ZenithOptimedia Greater China, responsible for company development in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
Steven speaks regularly at international industry conferences and has been recognized as the best speaker many times at such prestigious events as 2016 Cannes Lions Entertainment, 2016 AdTech Tokyo, TED China, Nielsen Consumer 360, 360 Media Conference, SNS Conference, and the Internet Session of Morgan Stanley China Summit. In addition, he frequently hosts or speaks at the Credit Swiss Internet Sessions in Hong Kong and China.
In November 2015, Steven was nominated co-chairman of Mobile Marketing Association China for 2016, who manages the association and promotes mobile marketing in China. In addition, Steven is the judge for the Singapore Media Award, and has served as Chairman of the Judge Panel for the ROI Festival in China as well as Chairman of 2015 HK4As Kam Fan Award. Steven is also frequently interviewed by industry trade titles in China and internationally, including Ad Age and Campaign, and business titles such as the Asia Wall Street Journal and China Daily. Steven attaches importance to mobile marketing, creativity and technology in particular in recent years, and fully convinced that mobile Internet represents future trend and key characteristic of Internet development in China.
Steven is Adjunct Professor at universities in China and Hong Kong, including the Department of Marketing at Hong Kong Chinese University, and has been one of the few 4As Strategic Consultants of CCTV since 2009.
Steven has also garnered a number of advertising awards, including 2014 Marketing Influencer of ifeng.com, 2013 Ad Person, 2012-2016 VMarketing China Top 100 Marketers, Campaign 2016 A-List, Top 10 Ad Persons of China, Top 10 Digital Marketers of China, Media Person of the Year, and 4As Premium Distinguished Expert of Baidu. Steven led ZenithOptimedia to become Best Agency of the Year from R3-CAA, Best Agency of the ROI Festival, and No. 1 in RECMA in 2010.
Steven holds an EMBA degree jointly issued by Kellogg-HKUST of Management, Northwestern University (ranked No.1 worldwide by the Financial Times five times) and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.