Victoria brings 15 years of experience in Internet, entrepreneurship, and management in China to her work in the US. She is the Chief Strategy Officer at Raktuen, a Japanese e-commerce and FinTech company. Victoria is responsible for driving key strategic intiatives for Rakuten businesses across North America, Europe, and Asia. She is also an investment advisor at FoundersX Ventures.
Prior to joining Rakuten in 2016, Victoria served as an investment partner at Tencent, a provider of Internet value-added services in China, where she invested in companies in emergent areas such as AI, mobile, social, digital health, and FinTech. At Tencent, she also served in various product and strategy leadership roles, including overseeing the corporate strategy for the Online Media Group, leading WeChat's international expansion in North America, and being an investment partner on Tencent's Exploration Team.
Before Tencent, Victoria was with BCG (strategic consulting), The Nature Conservancy (fundraising), and Monikerwear.com (as a co-founder).
Before her life in the technology industry, Victoria was a TV news anchorwoman and journalist in the Greater China region.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Victoria holds an MS in management science from Stanford University, and a BS in chemistry from the University of Science & Technology of China.
As member of Class 22, Victoria served her fellowship at Rakuten under the mentorship of founder and CEO Hiroshi Mikitani.