(Yicai Global) June 17 -- Pony Ma, founder, chairman and chief executive of Shenzhen-based internet giant Tencent Holdings, 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, whose name in Chinese is Ma Huateng, features 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.
This is the 15th year New York-based Barron's has issued its who's-who of captains of industry ad commerce. The 30 CEOs appearing on it were not individually ranked, but were divided into the categories of visionary founders, growth leaders and change agents.
One of the 11 company heads newly-included this year is Chinese American Lisa Su, head of Santa Clara, California-based microchip giant Advanced Micro Devices, who made the grade because she transformed AMD from a perennial also-ran to US semiconductor behemoth Intel into a genuine threat to it.
Another Overseas Chinese, Nvidia's Jensen Huang, fell out of the running because of worse-than-expected new product results, including a 45 percent annual gaming revenue loss in its gaming processors line in the fourth quarter
Mark Zuckerberg of technology giant Facebook and Larry Page of Google's parent Alphabet also stayed pat on this year's honor roll. Their companies underwent explosive growth over the last year, though they themselves ignited controversy over issues of market dominance and user data.
Editor: Ben Armour