China's tech-wave high-fliers

Tech giant Alibaba last week announced that co-founder Jack Ma, 54, will step down as chairman next September for current chief executive Daniel Zhang, 46, who is part of a new generation of leaders in the highly competitive technology and e-commerce industry. The Straits Times correspondents Chong Koh Ping and Claire Huang look at nine individuals who have made a name for themselves in this sector.

FOUNDER AND CEO OF XIAOMI

Born in central Hubei province in 1969, Mr Lei studied computer science at Wuhan University.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 17, 2018, with the headline 'Tech-wave high-fliers'. Print Edition | Subscribe