Singaporean businessman Shou Zi Chew became the CEO of TikTok in May 2021 and CFO of ByteDance in March 2021.
Before becoming the CFO and President of International at Xiaomi Technology, he was an investment banker at Goldman Sachs in London. During the pandemic, he joined ByteDance and TikTok, overseeing a mass period of global growth for the company.
He completed his undergraduate degree in Economics at University College London, before heading to Harvard for his MBA. Shou Zi Chew was recognized in Fortune’s 40 under 40 in 2021, celebrating his success as the CEO of TikTok, praising him for “navigating the complex political scene of both China and the U.S.