Alibaba Group Management Team
1. Jack Ma
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Alibaba Group
Chairman and Non-executive Director, Alibaba.com
Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba Group, has been chairman and chief executive officer of the company since its inception in 1999.
Before Alibaba, Ma founded one of the first Internet-based companies in China in 1995.
Ma also headed an information technology company established by the China International Electronic Commerce Center, a department of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation from 1998 to 1999.
In 2009, he was recognized as one of the "TIME 100: The World's Most Influential People" by TIME magazine.
Ma holds a bachelor's degree in English from Hangzhou Teacher's Institute.
2. Polo Shao
Group Secretary and Senior Vice President, Alibaba Group
General Manager, China Business Unit, Alibaba.com
In 2006, Polo served as assistant to the Group’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jack Ma. Shao was named senior vice president of Alibaba Group in January 2009.
Shao is now responsible for facilitating strategic collaboration among different subsidiaries.
Prior to joining Alibaba Group, Polo was a renowned criminal investigator in China.
3. David Wei
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, Alibaba.com
David Wei has been chief executive officer of Alibaba.com since October 2007. He joined Alibaba in November 2006 as president of the business-to-business division and as executive vice president of Alibaba Group.
Before joining the company, Wei was president and chief financial officer of B&Q China, the country's largest home improvement retailer.
Wei holds a bachelor's degree in international business management from Shanghai International Studies University, and he is a graduate of the corporate finance program at the London Business School.
4. Jonathan Luk
Executive Vice President, Alibaba Group
Chief Executive Officer and President, Taobao
Jonathan Luk joined Alibaba Group in 1999.
From 2000 to 2004, he served in several leadership roles at Alibaba.com and managed the South China region for the company. In September 2004, Jonathan led a dedicated team to establish Alipay. Luk had served as the company's president for four years before moving to Taobao in 2008.
Prior to Alibaba, Jonathan was a co-founder of a network communication company.
5. Lucy Peng
Chief Executive Officer, Alipay
Peng has been chief executive officer of Alipay, an online payment service, since January 2010.
Peng graduated from Hangzhou Institute of Commerce of Zhejiang Gongshang University in 1994 with a degree in business administration. She had been a teacher at Zhejiang University of Finance and Economics for five years.
6. Wang Jian
Chief Architect, Alibaba Group
President, Alibaba Cloud Computing
He led the development of a large-scale data processing system, which was used to develop Office 2007 and dozens of other Microsoft products.
Prior to taking the job at Microsoft in 1999, Wang Jian worked in the Department of Psychology at Zhejiang University.
He graduated from the psychology department of Hangzhou University in 1990 and has a doctorate in engineering.
Wang is now in charge of the company’s technology development.
7. Tiger Wang
Senior Vice President, Alibaba Group
General Manager, China Yahoo!
Wang worked for several media and Internet companies before joining Alibaba.
Wang graduated from the College of Chinese Language and Literature of Shandong Normal University in September 1997.
8. Joe Tsai
Chief Financial Officer and Director, Alibaba Group
Non-executive Director, Alibaba.com
Joe Tsai joined Alibaba Group in 1999 as a member of the founding team. He is the chief financial officer and a board member of Alibaba Group. Tsai is also a non-executive director of Alibaba.com Ltd, the publicly listed business-to-business subsidiary of the Group.
Before Alibaba, Joe was vice president and general counsel of Rosecliff Inc, a management buyout firm headquartered in New York. Between 1995-1999, Joe worked in Hong Kong as a senior investment manager.
Tsai received his bachelor’s degree in economics and East Asian studies from Yale University and Juris Doctor from Yale Law School.
9. Zeng Ming
Chief Strategy Officer, Alibaba Group
Before joining Alibaba, Zeng served as a professor of strategy at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in Beijing.
Zeng obtained his bachelor's degree in economics from Fudan University in 1991 and his doctorate in international business and strategy from University of Illinois in 1998.
10. Deng Kangming
Chief People Officer, Alibaba Group
Senior Vice President and Executive Director, Alibaba.com
Deng also serves as the senior vice president of Alibaba.com, responsible for the company's human resources and administration functions.
Deng holds a bachelor's degree in law from Fudan University and an international executive master of business administration degree from Rutgers University.
11. Jin Jianhang
Senior Vice President, Alibaba Group
Before joining Alibaba, Jin had worked for the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation. Jin started his career as a journalist after receiving his degree at Fudan University in early 1990s.