Quang Khai developed an app with more than 70 million subscribers and helps lead what may become the first Vietnamese company to go public overseas. He got his first job after hacking into the country’s largest IT firm.

Quang Khai is a computer science graduate who built Vietnam’s leading chat app, Zalo.

Quang Khai, executive vice-president of the Vietnamese conglomerate VNG (formerly Vinagames), made his public debut in a typically “tech” fashion.

As a young computer science university student, he managed to hack into the networks of Vietnam’s largest IT conglomerate, FPT.

The hack caught the attention of the head of FPT, who was so impressed with Quang Khai’s technical ability that he hired him right away…

Read more at http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/business/article/2124113/how-vietnams-answer-whatsapp-zalo-began-hack.