Financial technology has grown into one of Tencent's key business sectors and a new growth point. In the first quarter of 2019, Tencent disclosed for the first time the revenue of its new branch, Financial Technology and Enterprise Services. According to reports, the appointment of Lai Zhiming as chairman of Infinium means that Tencent will further strengthen its financial and technological layout in Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao Dawan District. As a key part of its business in Hong Kong, virtual banking undertakes the task of Exploring Innovation and tackling difficulties.
Infinium is a joint venture established by Tencent, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia) Limited (hereinafter referred to as "ICBC Asia"), Hong Kong Trading and Settlement Ownership Limited (hereinafter referred to as "Hong Kong Stock Exchange") and Gaolu Capital in conjunction with Hong Kong's famous businessman Zheng Zhigang (through its investor Perfect Ridge Limited). In May this year, Infinium received a virtual banking licence issued by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority.
Tencent President Liu Chiping said, "This management adjustment is an important appointment for the future on the basis of new business expansion". In his view, Tencent's financial technology is now facing a period of development opportunities. On the one hand, the financial technology platform has many innovative development opportunities in payment, financial management, securities, block chain and other sectors. At the same time, the newly licensed Hong Kong Virtual Bank will become an incubation platform for innovative business, full of potential and development space.
According to Tencent, Lai Zhiming joined Tencent in 2009 and made strategic contributions to Tencent's payment infrastructure and financial open ecology. In the field of payment, we should establish a financial ecological system with payment as the entry point, covering multiple fields such as financial management, securities, banking, block chain and so on. Tencent Finance Communications started from scratch, with more than 150 million users and more than 600 billion funds. The number of passengers in China totals more than 70 million, covering more than 120 cities such as Beijing, Shenzhen and Shanghai. Tencent block chain has also taken the lead in breaking through the scene in the field of electronic invoices. At present, Shenzhen has accumulated more than 1 million invoices, amounting to more than 1.5 billion yuan.
Lin Haifeng joined Tencent in 2010 and has rich management experience in finance, strategy, investment, operation and other fields. During his tenure, Lin Haifeng led Tencent's equity investment at home and abroad, and was responsible for related business in the fields of finance, technology, e-commerce, digital content and enterprise services.JD.COMSeveral major investments and industry integration, such as reading articles, Tencent music, micro insurance, American League commentary, Pingduo, Tongcheng Yilong, Gaoteng Fund, etc.