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ByteDance to Name New Head for Gaming Unit

February 14, 2020 11:25 am

Beijing (PingWest)- ByteDance, the company behind hugely popular short video app TikTok, will appoint an new head to lead its new gaming business, Reuter reported Thursday citing source familiar with the matter.

Yan Shou, head of both strategy and gaming business, will focus wholly on gaming, as the Chinese internet upstart sees gaming as the next important source of its growth in the future.

Yan will directly report to company Founder and CEO Zhang Yiming. Prior to joining ByteDance, Yan worked as a strategy manager at Tencent.