The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity named Rutgers Business School Executive MBA alumnus SY Lau Media Person of the Year

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Date: 
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Location: 
Cannes Lions, France

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The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has today held a press conference in Beijing to announce that it will honour SY Lau, Senior Executive Vice President of Tencent, President of its Online Media Group, with Media Person of the Year at the 2015 Festival.

SY Lau’s foresight has driven Tencent’s Online Media Group (OMG) to evolve from a single Internet portal into a highly integrated media matrix that has taken a preeminent position in China. “What SY has achieved is truly inspiring – contributing to the journey that builds Tencent into the largest integrated Internet service company in Asia is no mean feat,” says Terry Savage, Chairman of Lions Festivals. “The Media Person of the Year Award exists to recognise those who have shaped the future of the creative communications industry and who stand as an influential figure in today’s media landscape. SY is the epitome of this and it’s humbling to be able to award him with this accolade.”

 “It is truly an honour to accept this prestigious award on behalf of Tencent Online Media Group,” said SY Lau, Rutgers Business School Executive MBA alumnus, Class of '04. “Tencent prides itself in its commitment to deliver innovation and content that continually drives the user experience to new levels of excellence. This accolade is recognition for the immense effort of our teams who set themselves the goal of meeting the dynamic lifestyle demands of people all over the world.”

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