The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has announced that SY Lau, senior EVP, Tencent, president of its Online Media Group will be awarded as the Media Person of the Year at the 2015. The announcement was made at a press conference in Beijing.
He will be presented with his award on 24 June during Cannes Lions, which takes place from 21-27 June in Cannes, France.
Terry Savage, chairman of Lions Festivals, said, “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. 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.”
Lau commented, “It is truly an honour to accept this prestigious award on behalf of Tencent Online Media Group. 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.”
“We hope that by giving this annual accolade, we can set precedents and benchmarks across the industry while also providing inspiration across the board,” concluded Savage.