Tencent boss stays on world’s best CEOs list

Pony Ma, chairman of the Shenzhen-based tech giant Tencent, made the cut to appear on international business weekly Barron’s annual list of 30 the World’s Best CEOs for the second straight year.

Ma is featured in the list’s “visionary founders” category, just as last year, together with the likes of Stephen Schwarzman, co-founder of fund management firm Blackstone Group, and Laurence Fink, founder of investment management firm BlackRock.

The methodology for making Barron’s World’s Best CEOs list, in its 15th year this year, consists of several key criteria, among them revenue, earnings growth and shareholder returns. The 30 executives are not ranked, but they are separated into three groups: visionary founders, growth leaders and change agents.

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