Tencent CEO Ma Huateng

Tencent CEO Ma Huateng

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Ma Huateng, chairman and chief executive officer of Tencent Holdings Ltd, whose English name is Pony, co-founded Tencent with a Shenzhen University classmate, Zhang Zhidong, in November 1998. Its first product was instant-messaging software similar to AOL’s ICQ chat service.