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Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Yun Ma

49 2013 Executive Chairman, Lead Founder

J. Michael Evans

58 2015 President, Director

Yong Zhang

44 2015 Chief Executive Officer

Zhaoxi Lu

46 2015 Vice Chairman of the Board

Wei Wu

48 2013 Chief Financial Officer

Xiaoming Hu

46 2014 President, Alibaba Cloud Computing

Minzhi Wu

40 President, Wholesale Marketplaces

Yongfu Yu

40 2015 President, Mobile Internet and Alimama

Jeff Jianfeng Zhang

42 2016 Chief Technology Officer

Pen-hung Tung

46 2016 Chief Marketing Officer

Zhenfei Liu

44 2015 Chief Risk Officer

Shan Dai

39 2014 Chief Customer Officer

Jane Fang Jiang

42 2016 Chief People Officer

Junfang Zheng

42 2015 Chief Platform Governance Officer and Deputy Chief Financial Officer

Timothy Steinert

56 2007 General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Masayoshi Son

59 2000 Director

Borje Ekholm

54 2015 Independent Director

Teh Ming Kwauk

63 2014 Independent Director

Wan Ling Martello

58 2015 Independent Director

Hwa Tung

79 2014 Independent Director

Chih-Yuan Yang

2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Yun Ma

Mr. Jack Ma serves as Lead Founder, and Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. He is the lead founder of Alibaba Group. After the company’s debut in 1999, he served as Group chairman and chief executive officer for more than a decade, with responsibility for overall strategy and focus. On May 10, 2013, he stepped down as chief executive officer but remains executive chairman and continues to shape the Group's business strategy and management development. Mr. Ma, who holds a bachelor's degree in English from Hangzhou Teacher's Institute, serves on the board of SoftBank Corp. He is also a director of Huayi Brothers Media Corporation. In 2009, he became a trustee of The Nature Conservancy’s China program and joined the global board of directors of the organization in 2010. Since May 11, 2013, he has served as chair of The Nature Conservancy’s China board of directors.

J. Michael Evans

Mr. J. Michael Evans is President, Director of the Company. Mr. Evans served as Vice Chairman of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. from February 2008 until his retirement in December 2013. Mr. Evans served as chairman of Asia operations at Goldman Sachs from 2004 to 2013 and was the global head of Growth Markets at Goldman Sachs from January 2011 to December 2013. He also co-chaired the Business Standards Committee of Goldman Sachs from 2010 to 2013. Mr. Evans joined Goldman Sachs in 1993, became a partner of the firm in 1994 and held various leadership positions within the firm's securities business while based in New York and London, including global head of equity capital markets and global co-head of the equities division, and global co-head of the securities business. Mr. Evans is a board member of City Harvest. He is also a trustee of the Asia Society and a member of the Advisory Council for the Bendheim Center for Finance at Princeton University. In August 2014, Mr. Evans joined the board of Barrick Gold Corporation. In October 2014, Mr. Evans was appointed as an independent board member of Castleton Commodities International LLC. Mr. Evans received his bachelor's degree in politics from Princeton University in 1981.

Yong Zhang

Mr. Yong Zhang serves as Chief Executive Officer of Alibaba Group Holding Limited. He was Chief Operating Officer, Director Appointee of Alibaba Group Holding Limited. He was appointed president of Tmall.com in June 2011, when Tmall.com became an independent platform. Prior to his current role, he served as our Chief Operating Officer from September 2013 to May 2015. He joined our company in August 2007 as Chief Financial Officer of Taobao Marketplace and served in this position until June 2011. He took on the additional role of general manager for Tmall.com in August 2008, which he served in concurrence until appointment as president of Tmall.com in June 2011 when Tmall.com became an independent platform. Prior to joining Alibaba, Daniel served as Chief Financial Officer of Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited, an online game developer and operator then listed on NASDAQ, from August 2005 to August 2007. From 2002 to 2005, he was a senior executive of PricewaterhouseCoopers' Audit and Business Advisory Division in Shanghai. Daniel is Chairman of Intime Retail, a company listed on SEHK, and serves on the boards of Haier, a company listed on SEHK, and Weibo, a company listed on NYSE. Daniel received a bachelor's degree in finance from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.

Zhaoxi Lu

Mr. Zhaoxi Lu serves is Vice Chairman of the Board of Alibaba Group Holding Limited. Jonathan joined our company in 2000 and served as chief executive officer from May 2013 to May 2015. Mr. Lu has at different points served as the top executive officer of almost all of our key business units. He has previously served as our chief data officer and also oversaw our YunOS division. Before that, he served as chief executive officer of Alibaba.com from February 2011 until its privatization in 2012. He joined Taobao in January 2008 and served as its chief executive officer from January 2010 to June 2011. In September 2004, he led a dedicated team to establish Alipay and became Alipay's first president. From 2000 to 2004, Jonathan held several leadership roles at Alibaba.com and managed its South China sales region. Before joining Alibaba Group, Jonathan was co-founder of a network communications company. Since May 2014, Jonathan has served on the board of directors of Youku Tudou. Jonathan received a graduate certificate in hotel management from Guangzhou University and a master's degree in business administration from China Europe International Business School.

Wei Wu

Ms. Maggie Wei Wu serves as Chief Financial Officer for Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. Maggie served as our deputy chief financial officer from October 2011 to May 2013. Maggie joined our company in July 2007 as chief financial officer of Alibaba.com and was responsible for instituting Alibaba.com's financial systems and organization leading up to its initial public offering in Hong Kong in November of that year, as well as co- leading the privatization of Alibaba.com in 2012. She was voted best CFO in FinanceAsia's annual poll for Asia's Best Managed Companies in 2010. Before joining our company, Maggie was an audit partner at KPMG in Beijing. In her 15 years with KPMG, she was lead audit partner for the initial public offerings and audits of several major large-cap Chinese companies listed in international capital markets and provided audit and advisory services to major multinational corporations operating in China. Maggie is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and a member of the Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She received a bachelor's degree in accounting from Capital University of Economics and Business.

Xiaoming Hu

Mr. Simon Xiaoming Hu is President, Alibaba Cloud Computing of the Company. Prior to his current position, Simon served in various management positions at our company and at Ant Financial Services since he joined us in June 2005. He served as chief risk officer of Ant Financial Services from November 2013 to October 2014. From July 2009 to November 2013, he was general manager of our SME loan business. Before joining our company, Simon worked in financial institutions including China Construction Bank and China Everbright Bank for over ten years. He serves as an independent director of Zhejiang Daily Media Group Co., Ltd., a company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange, and a director of Hundsun Technologies Inc., a Company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. Simon received a bachelor's degree in finance from Zhejiang University and an executive MBA degree from China Europe International Business School.

Minzhi Wu

Ms. Sophie Minzhi Wu is President, Wholesale Marketplaces of the Company. Sophie joined our company in November 2000 and has served in several sales management roles, including general manager of regional sales, director and vice president of China Gold Supplier sales, and vice president of China TrustPass sales. Later, Sophie became vice president of Alibaba.com's supplier service division, responsible for leading her team to optimize service to China Gold Supplier members and enhance supplier quality. In March 2012, she was appointed the head of Alibaba.com's international operations and later also took charge of 1688.com. From October 2014 to February 2015, she also led the Rural Taobao team. Before joining Alibaba Group, Sophie was sales and customer manager at a technology development company wholly owned by Zhejiang University. She holds a bachelor's degree in international trade from Zhejiang University and an EMBA degree from China Europe International Business School.

Yongfu Yu

Mr. Yongfu Yu is President, Mobile Internet and Alimama of the Company. Prior to his current position, Yongfu served as president of UCWeb after he joined our company in June 2014 and president of AutoNavi from March 2015. From 2006 to June 2014, Yongfu was chairman and chief executive officer of UCWeb before it became our wholly-owned subsidiary. Prior to that, Yongfu was a vice president and associate with Legend Capital from 2001 to 2006. He also serves as an independent director and a member of the audit committee of Xunlei Limited, a NASDAQ-listed company. Yongfu received a bachelor's degree in business administration from Nankai University.

Jeff Jianfeng Zhang

Mr. Jeff Jianfeng Zhang is Chief Technology Officer of the Company. Prior to his current position, Jeff was president of China retail marketplaces from May 2015 to April 2016, and president of Taobao Marketplace and the wireless business division prior to that. He joined our company in July 2004 and has held various management positions, at different times leading Taobao Marketplace's technology infrastructure team, the B2C development team and Taobao Marketplace's product technology development team from 2004 to 2011. He served as vice president of product technology and operations of Taobao Marketplace from June 2011 to March 2012, and vice president of website and technology of Alibaba.com's China operations from March 2012 to January 2013. From January 2013 to February 2014, he oversaw Juhuasuan, local services, 1688.com, and Tmall.com. Jeff studied computer science at Zhejiang University.

Pen-hung Tung

Mr. Pen-hung Tung is Chief Marketing Officer of the Company. Prior to his current position, he was the chief executive officer of VML China, a marketing agency, from October 2010 to January 2016. Prior to joining VML, he was at PepsiCo China from October 2004 to October 2010 where he served as vice president of marketing. Prior to that, Chris worked at Proctor & Gamble from 1995 to 1998, Gigamedia from 1998 to 2001 and L'Oréal from 2001 to 2003 in various senior management positions. Chris currently serves as a director of VML China. He received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from National Taiwan University and a master's degree in industrial engineering from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Zhenfei Liu

Mr. Zhenfei Liu is Chief Risk Officer of the Company. Prior to his current position, Zhenfei served in various management positions since he joined us in 2006. He was head of our infrastructure services division from September 2009 to March 2016, and concurrently served as head of our security technology division from May 2014 to May 2015. Prior to those roles, he was head of Alimama's advertising technology team. Zhenfei received his bachelor's degree in computer science from University of Science and Technology Beijing and holds a master's degree in computer science from Peking University.

Shan Dai

Ms. Shan Dai serves as Chief Customer Officer of Alibaba Group Holding Limited. Prior to her current position, Trudy served as senior vice president of human resources and administration of Taobao and Alibaba.com as well as our deputy chief people officer and chief people officer from 2009 to 2014. She was general manager of Alibaba.com's international operations from 2007 to 2008. Prior to that, she was vice president of human resources of China Yahoo! and the first general manager of Alibaba.com's Guangzhou branch, in charge of field and telephone sales, marketing and human resources in Guangdong Province. From 2002 to 2005, Trudy served as senior sales director of China TrustPass in Alibaba.com's China marketplace division. She received a bachelor's degree in engineering from Hangzhou Institute of Electrical Engineering.

Jane Fang Jiang

Ms. Jane Fang Jiang is Chief People Officer of the Company. She joined our company in 1999 as a member of our founding team and was appointed our chief people officer in April 2016. She is currently responsible for strategy and execution of our talent and organizational culture development and overseeing our integrity department. Jane has held a number of senior management roles in different departments within the company, at different times leading China TrustPass product planning, business analysis, global operations, website operations and marketing for Alibaba.com, as well as credit system development. Prior to her current position, she was our deputy chief people officer. Jane received a bachelor's degree in industry and foreign trade from the Hangzhou Institute of Electrical Engineering.

Junfang Zheng

Ms. Junfang Zheng is Chief Platform Governance Officer and Deputy Chief Financial Officer of the Company. She is responsible for the governance of our retail and wholesale marketplaces. She has also been our deputy chief financial officer since November 2013. Prior to her current position, she served as financial vice president of Alibaba.com from December 2010 to October 2013. Before joining our company, Jessie was an audit partner at KPMG. Jessie received a bachelor's degree in accounting from Northeastern University in China.

Timothy Steinert

Mr. Timothy A. Steinert serves as General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. Before joining our company, Tim was a partner in the Hong Kong office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. From 1994 to 1999, he was an associate attorney at Davis Polk & Wardwell in Hong Kong and New York, and from 1989 to 1994, he was an associate attorney at Coudert Brothers in Beijing and New York. Tim is qualified to practice law in the State of New York and in Hong Kong. He received a bachelor’s degree in history from Yale College and a juris doctor degree from Columbia University School of Law.

Masayoshi Son

Mr. Masayoshi Son serves as Director of Alibaba Group Holding Limited. He has been our director since 2000 and is the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of SoftBank Group Corp., a Japanese corporation listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, with operations in broadband, mobile and fixed-line telecommunications, e-commerce, Internet, technology services, media and marketing, and other businesses. Mr. Son founded SoftBank Group Corp. in 1981. Mr. Son also serves as chairman and chief executive officer of several other SoftBank subsidiaries and affiliates, including SoftBank Corp. as well as serving as chairman of Yahoo Japan Corporation since 1996, and of Sprint Corporation since 2013. Mr. Son received a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

Borje Ekholm

Mr. Borje E. Ekholm is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Ekholm is currently the head of Patricia Industries, a newly created division of Investor AB, a Swedish investment company, where he has held a variety of management positions since joining the firm in 1992. Prior to his current position, Mr. Ekholm served as president and chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors of Investor AB. Prior to becoming president and chief executive officer in 2005, Mr. Ekholm was a member of the management group of Investor AB. Previously, Mr. Ekholm worked at McKinsey & Co. Inc. Mr. Ekholm is currently the non-executive chairman of NASDAQ OMX Inc. and also serves as a director of Chalmers Innovation AB, Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Choate Rosemary Hall and NASDAQ-listed Trimble Navigation Ltd. Mr. Ekholm received a master's degree in electrical engineering from KTH Royal Institute of Technology and a master's degree in business administration from INSEAD.

Teh Ming Kwauk

Mr. Teh Ming Kwauk serves as Independent Director of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. Mr. Kwauk previously served as an independent non-executive director and chairman of the audit committee of Alibaba.com Limited, one of our subsidiaries, which was listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, from October 2007 to July 2012. Mr. Kwauk is currently a senior consultant of Motorola Solutions (China) Co., Ltd. and serves as an independent non-executive director of Thunder Power Co. Ltd., a Taiwan company with its shares traded on Taiwan’s Gre Tai Securities Market; Sinosoft Technology Group Limited, a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, of which Mr. Kwauk is also the chairman of its audit committee; and several private companies. Mr. Kwauk was a vice president of Motorola Solutions, Inc. and its director of corporate strategic finance and tax, Asia Pacific from 2003 to 2012. Mr. Kwauk served with KPMG from 1977 to 2002 and held a number of senior positions, including the general manager of KPMG’s joint venture accounting firm in Beijing, the managing partner in KPMG’s Shanghai office and a partner in KPMG’s Hong Kong Office. He is a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Kwauk received a bachelor’s degree in science and a licentiate’s degree in accounting from the University of British Columbia.

Wan Ling Martello

Ms. Wan Ling Martello is an Independent Director of Alibaba Group Holding Limited. She is currently the executive vice president, head of zone Asia, Oceania, Sub-Saharan Africa of Nestlé S.A. Prior to this appointment, Ms. Martello was executive vice president, chief financial officer of Nestlé S.A., and joined the company in November 2011. Before joining Nestlé S.A., Ms. Martello worked at Walmart Stores Inc. from 2005 to 2011 where she served as executive vice president, global ecommerce, and senior vice president and chief financial officer, Walmart International, at different times. Prior to that, Ms. Martello worked at NCH Marketing Services Inc. from 1998 to 2005 and Borden Foods Corporation from 1995 to 1998, where she held various senior management positions. Previously, Ms. Martello worked at Kraft Foods, Inc. from 1985 to 1995. Ms. Martello received a master's degree in business administration from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor's degree in business administration and accountancy from the University of the Philippines. She is a certified public accountant in the Philippines.

Hwa Tung

Mr. Hwa Tung serves as Independent Director of Alibaba Group Holding Limited. Mr. Tung is the Vice Chairman of the Twelfth National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference of the PRC, which is an important institution of multiparty cooperation and political consultation in the PRC. Mr. Tung is the Founding Chairman of the China-United States Exchange Foundation, which is a non-profit organization registered in Hong Kong to promote understanding and strengthening relationships between China and the United States. Mr. Tung also serves in various public sector and advisory positions, including as a member of the J.P. Morgan International Council, the China Development Bank International Advisory Committee and the Advisory Board of the Schwarzman Scholars Program at Tsinghua University. Prior to these appointments, Mr. Tung served as the First Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region from July 1997 to March 2005. Mr. Tung had a successful and distinguished career in business, including serving as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Orient Overseas (International) Limited, a Hong Kong Stock Exchange listed company with its principal business activities in container transport and logistics services on a global scale. Mr. Tung received a bachelor’s degree in science from the University of Liverpool.

Chih-Yuan Yang

Mr. Jerry Yang serves as Independent Director of Alibaba Group Holding Limited. Mr. Yang previously served as our director from October 2005 to January 2012. Since March 2012, Mr. Yang has served as the founding partner of AME Cloud Ventures, a venture capital firm. Mr. Yang is a co-founder of Yahoo! Inc., and served as Chief Yahoo! and as a member of its board of directors from March 1995 to January 2012. In addition, he served as Yahoo!’s Chief Executive Officer from June 2007 to January 2009. From January 1996 to January 2012, Mr. Yang served as a director of Yahoo! Japan. Mr. Yang also served as an independent director of Cisco Systems, Inc. from July 2000 to November 2012. He is currently an independent director of Workday Inc., a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange. He also serves as a director of various private companies and foundations. Mr. Yang received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University and currently serves on Stanford University’s board of trustees.