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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 one of the Core Founders, Executive Director, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Tencent. Pony oversees the strategic development, overall direction and business management of the Group. Before he founded Tencent in 1998, Pony 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.

Pony has received various honors, including one of the ""Young Global Leaders"", one of the ""Top Ten Annual Economic Figures of the Year"", one of the ""25 Most Powerful Business People in Asia"", and one of the “30 World's Best CEOs"" among others. Hurun Report, a monthly magazine best known for its China Rich List, released its China IT Rich List on September 23, 2013. Pony Ma was ranked as the richest on IT Rich List. He ranked fifth on the 2013 Forbes China Rich List, with his personal wealth increasing to 62.2 billion yuan from 39 billion last year. Pony received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from Shenzhen University in 1993 and he has more than 18 years of experience in telecommunication and Internet industries.

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