At CEO (Boardroom Media) we track over 1,000,000 startups and over 5,000,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and board members we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.
This list showcases the top Beijing based CEO’ operating in the Social space. If you think a CEO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected].
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
Shou Zi Chew
CEO of TikTok
Shou Zi Chew is the CEO of Tiktok.
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About ByteDance, TikTok: TikTok is a short-video sharing app and social network platform that develops a lip-syncing video application to create videos.
Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO of Baidu
Robin Li is the co-founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Baidu. He is responsible for the company’s overall business strategy and operations. In the 11 years since founding Baidu with Eric Xu, Robin has turned the company into China’s largest search engine, with over an 80% market share. Baidu also ranks as the second largest independent search engine in the world. In August 2005, Baidu was listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange, and in December 2007 became the first Chinese company to be listed on the NASDAQ-100 Index. Prior to co-founding Baidu, Li worked as a staff engineer for Infoseek, a pioneer in the internet search engine industry, from 1997 to 1999. He was a senior consultant for IDD Information Services from May 1994 to June 1997. In 1996, Robin developed the Rankdex site-scoring algorithm for search engine page ranking, which was awarded a U.S. Patent. His patent is a significant innovation and ranks among the inventions that shaped internet search technology. In 1998 Robin published the book “”Business War in Silicon Valley in the Mainland based on his experiences in Silicon Valley. At present, Baidu is home to 4,000 world-class search engine product and technology engineers, and was the first Chinese Internet company to create a post-doctoral research center. With Baidu’s success, China stands proudly with the United States, Russia and South Korea as one of the four countries in the world to possess its own core search engine technology. At the 2009 Baidu Technology Innovation Conference, Robin shared his vision of “”Box Computing””. He has substantially advanced the theoretical framework of China’s internet sciences, and has become a driving force behind the overall technology development of the entire Chinese IT industry. While satisfying Chinese-language search needs at home, Robin has also proactively sought to internationalise Baidu. Currently Baidu is vigorously preparing itself to enter the international market. As a pioneer and leader of China’s Internet industry, Robin has received honors including CCTV Key Figure in China’s Economy, The Top 30 Figures in China’s 30 Years of Reform, China’s Most Imaginative Entrepreneur and many other awards. On several occasions, U.S.-based magazines such as Business Week and Fortune Magazine have designated Robin as “”Best Business Leader in the World” and “China’s Most Influential Business Leader”. Robin was also named by Time Magazine as one of the “World’s Most Influential People” in 2010. He was ranked third by Forbes magazine in its China Rich List. Robin received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Management from Peking University in 1991, and received his M. Sc in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1994. He currently works as Vice Chairman of the Internet Society of China (ISC) and is a visiting professor at Wuhan University.
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About Baidu, Baidu Video: Baidu is a search engine that enables individuals to obtain information and finds what they need.
Founder and CEO of Dapp.com
Kyle Lu is Founder and CEO of DAPP.com. Kyle is a serial entrepreneur in big data and mobile Internet bringing technology transformation and innovation in traditional business. Kyle was the former Partner and VP at Achain, an Asia-based blockchain platform that enables develop-ers of all levels of experience to deploy tokens, smart contracts, and blockchain network. Kyle is also a regular speaker at crypto conferences, in particular on topics including blockchain technology adoption and application. Kyle is an expert in global business development and investment with a bachelor degree at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business.
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About Dapp.com: Where the blockchain comes alive
Founder & CEO of Zhihu
Yuan Zhou (周源) is the founder and chief executive officer of Zhihu, a socialized website for questions and answers. In 2008, he established Meta.cn, a search engine marketing tool. Before that, he worked as a software engineer. Zhou holds a master’s degree in computer science from Southeast University.
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About Zhihu: Zhihu is a Chinese social network platform dedicated to questioning and answering.
CEO of Douban
Bo Yang is the founder and CEO of Douban, an online sharing platform that enables individuals to discover and share reviews for movies, books and music. Yang graduated from Tsinghua University, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree. He received his Ph.D. in Physics at UC-San Diego. In 1998, Yang joined IBM as a consultant, working on the calculation model of next generation magnetic recording devices. From 2000 to 2004, Yang participated in founding Egoistic, a supply chain management solution start-up, serving as Chief Technology Officer. Yang founded Douban.com in 2005.
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About Douban: Douban is a Chinese social networking service that offers “lifestyle and culture” products and services for urbanites and college students.
Founder and CEO of Medlinker
Graduated from the West China School of Stomatology, Sichuan University, with an eight-year undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degree, and a research scholar at Harvard University. In 2014, Wang Shirui established the Medical Federation. In 2016 and 2018, he was twice selected as the “40 Business Elites under 40 in China” by the Chinese version of Fortune. In 2017 and 2018, he was selected as the “Top Ten New Economic Leaders of Sichuan” twice. In addition, Wang Shirui was also selected as the “Innovative Talent” announced by the Ministry of Science and Technology, and the National “Ten Thousand-Year Plan” Technology Innovation Leading Talent issued by the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee.
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About Medlinker: Medical Alliance is a post of physician social service platform.
Founder & CEO of Nice
Alex Zhou is a Founder & CEO at nice.
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About Nice: Nice brings photo content visualization to your mobile device.
CEO – ActtaoDigital of ACTTAO Group
Carlo Crighton is the CEO at ACTTAO.
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About ACTTAO Group, KRACK’D, STABLE of Ireland: Cross-border China WeChat e-commerce merchant platforms, marketing, sales agent distribution and customer support services
CEO & Founder of Liepin
Kebin Dai is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Lietou.com, a high-end talent community-based recruitment site. He is an expert in recruitment marketing in China. Considered as an expert in recruitment marketing, Dai served at many established companies including P&G and was in charge of the branding operations for Ariel, whisper, Crest and Oral-B brand.Dai resigned P&G as Brand Manager of Greater China and founded Lietou.com in 2008. In 2010, Dai successfully entered the 2010 Asia America Multi-technology Association Cradle Plan. In 2012, Mr. Dai was acclaimed as one of top 10 most influential innovative entrepreneurs in human resources in China. Dai graduated from Sun Yat-sen University in Finance.
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About Liepin: Liepin provides job seekers with tools and solutions to connect with suitable career opportunities.
Founder & CEO of Dajie
Susan Wang is Chairman, Founder & CEO at Dajie.
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About Dajie: Dajie.com is a social network platform focused on career development, business development, and industry communication.
Founder and CEO of Tikin Media
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About Tikin Media: Tikin Media is a forward-looking advertising company that innovates building elevator media.
CEO and Founder of Talkmate
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About Talkmate: Allowing people to learn an entire language within only 200 hours of work.
Founder & CEO of Baobao
Xun Shu is founder of Baobao
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About Baobao: Baobao is a digital video streaming social media platform.
Co-founder and CEO of Zuiyou
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About Zuiyou: Zuiyou is a social networking mobile application for sharing and discovering content such as recommendations, topics and videos.