Bachelor's degree in Finance from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. Joined Alibaba Group in Aug 2007 as chief financial officer of Taobao Marketplace, and appointed chief executive officer of Alibaba Group in Sept 2014 and chairman in Sept 2019. Founding member of the Alibaba Partnership. From Sept 2005 to Aug 2007, served as chief financial officer of Shanda Interactive Entertainment. From 2002 to 2005, served as a senior manager of PwC Audit and Business Advisory Division in Shanghai. Co-chair of the board of Consumer Goods Forum and co-chair of the China board of the Consumer Goods Forum.