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SenseTime Founder Appointed as First Foreign Board Member of Malaysia’s Sovereign Wealth Fund

2019-07-01 16:22

(July 1, 2019 – Hong Kong) The Government of Malaysia announced that SenseTime Founder Professor Tang Xiao’ou is appointed by Malaysia Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as a new board member of Khazanah Nasional Berhad (“Khazanah”), Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund. He is the first foreigner ever appointed as board member of Khazanah.Today, Prof Tang met Malaysia Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir and attended the board meeting of Khazanah at Prime Minister office in Putrajaya, Malaysia.

Caption: Prof Tang Xiao’ou (Left) met Malaysia Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (Right) at Prime Minister office in Putrajaya, Malaysia

This is another occasion that Professor Tang met with Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad after the Prime Minister’s visit at SenseTime’s Beijing office on April 26, 2019. On that day, Tun Dr. Mahathir and his ministerial officials experienced SenseTime’s cutting-edge AI technologies and applications in autonomous driving, smart city, education, healthcare and other key focus areas. 

Considered as one of the most influential AI scientists in the world, Professor Tang is the founder of SenseTime, a global company focused on developing innovative AI technologies that positively contributes to economies, society and humanity. On September 20, 2018, the Ministry of Science & Technology of China entrusted SenseTime to establish a national Intelligent Vision open platform, making it the 5th company that gained such recognition for its innovations in artificial intelligence.