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Founder, Executive Director, Chairman, & CEO at Tencent
Team Leader of R&D Dept at China Motion Telecom
Shenzhen University
October 29, 1971

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Pony Ma is a co-founder of Tencent. He also functions as Executive Director, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the company. Ma oversees strategic development and business management of the company. Prior to founding Tencent in 1998, Ma was in charge of research and development for internet paging system development at China Motion Telecom Development Limited, a telecommunications services and products provider in China. Ma has received many accolades and honors during his distinguished career, including ""Young Global Leader"", ""Top Ten Annual Economic Figures of the Year"", ""25 Most Powerful Business People in Asia"", and one of the “30 World's Best CEOs"". Hurun Report, a monthly magazine best known for its China Rich List, released its China IT Rich List in 2013 and Ma was ranked first on the IT Rich List. He ranked fifth on the 2013 Forbes China Rich List, with his personal wealth estimated to 62.2 billion yuan, up from 39 billion in the previous year. Ma received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from Shenzhen University in 1993 and counts more than 18 years of experience in the telecommunications and Internet industry.

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