Tencent to open regional hub in Singapore, hiring started
Tencent Holdings will open a regional hub in Singapore as it looks to expand its presence in Southeast Asia, it announced on September 15.
The Chinese gaming and social media giant, who already has offices in Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand, sees Singapore as a strategic location to deepen its exposure in the region.
The latest expansion in Southeast Asia comes amidst political and economic tension between China and the United States as well as ongoing unrest in Hong Kong.
“The new office is a strategic addition to our current offices in Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand,” the company told Channel News Asia.
“The Singapore office will also enable us to capture potential from the rapid pace of digitisation and meet the demand for Internet-based services and solutions in Singapore,” it added.
The new Singapore hub is set to add hundreds of jobs in the city-state, with the company having listed a number of listings on LinkedIn.
Positions include data scientists, business development managers, operations managers and data analysts.