Senior Executive Vice President in Tencent Holdings, President of Weixin Group; founder of Foxmail and WeChat
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Company: Tencent Holdings
Position: Senior Executive Vice President, President of Weixin Group
Already being a part of Tencent, Zhang Xiaolong and his R&D group designed a communication app. The head of the corporation called it Weixin, which in Chinese literarily means ‘a mini message’.
Two years later the whole China became too small as its audience, and the app changed its name in the Western manner. From that point on it was called WeChat. At the same time, Zhang Xiaolong became Senior Vice President. He was already in charge of two projects: QQ Mail and WeChat.
The application grew, its user base increased and so did the range of services. Now WeChat allows you to purchase online, call a cab, book cinema tickets, “manage” a hotel room and many other things.
In 2014, Zhang Xiaolong was appointed the President of Weixin Group and also Senior Executive Vice President of Tencent Holdings.