Jack Ma, who is reportedly worth just shy of $50billion (£36billion), has been replaced as a judge in the final of Africa’s Business Heroes.
The Alibaba Group co-founder's photo was removed from the website and he was left out of a promo video. Ma's absence from the final, which took place in November, came shortly after he criticized China’s regulators and its state-owned banks, the Financial Times reported.
A $37billion public offering of his company Ant Group was suspended after he made the speech. He has not been seen in public since.