Kathy Chen will be at the helm of affairs on Twitter. A former Microsoft manager she was named as the social network managing director for Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Mainland China. Critics have it that Chen was in the Chinese military in the early 90s. Her involvement in the Computer Associates-Jinchen between the year 1999 and 2005 was pointed out. The role of Chen is to boost advertising for Twitter and not bother about criticism. Meanwhile, the company spokesperson made it clear that they are thrilled to have her on board showing the commitment to the region. The online claims on Chen’s connection with Beijing were dismissed.