On March 23, TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew attended a congressional hearing, where he faced a barrage of questions from lawmakers for five hours on issues such as TikTok's control, content review, platform algorithms, and youth protection.
This was a critical battle for TikTok's survival, and the toughest battle in Shou Zi Chew's career since he took on the role of TikTok CEO in addition to being CFO of ByteDance in late April 2021.
Born in 1983 in Singapore, Shou Zi Chew joined the army at 18 and retired with the rank of captain two years later. At 23, he graduated from the prestigious UCL and immediately joined the top investment bank Goldman Sachs. Two years later, he resigned to pursue an MBA at Harvard Business School. He later joined DST Global as a partner in China, and then moved from Singapore to Beijing to start his VC career.
Today, DST is renowned, but when Shou Zi Chew accepted DST CEO Milner's invitation, this universe-level fund was not eye-catching. However, he decisively chose to join DST. Many friends were curious about his courage.