NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang just received a major thumbs up from Harvard Business Review as the publication's prestigious ranking of corporate leaders identified him as the 6th best-performing CEO in the world.
Huang is the only American in the top ten, he co-founded NVIDIA in 1993 and helped build it into the graphics & computing powerhouse it is today. Under his tenure, NVIDIA evolved from a purely gaming-focused company to a firm with deep involvement in fast-growing areas like deep learning cloud computing and self-driving cars.
Huang is the top-ranked CEO of a gaming-focused company on the HBR list. Activision chief executive Bobby Kotick comes in at No. 75. EA CEO Andrew Wilson and Ubisoft boss Yves Guillemot both did not make the list. Instead, giant corporations that have a minor stake in gaming saw some representation. Tencent chief Huateng “Pony” Ma, Softbank boss Masayoshi Son, and Amazon CEO Jeffrey Bezos made the list at No. 45, No. 73, and No. 76, respectively.