Daniel Yong Zhang

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.

Daniel Yong Zhang

Daniel Yong Zhang

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.

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Taobao Marketplace
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Ltd.

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Co-Founder at Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.

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Co-Founder at Shanghai Yunfeng Investment Management Co. Ltd.

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President at Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.

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Executive Chairman at Ant Group Co., Ltd.

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Director & Chief Financial Officer at Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.

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Former Senior Consultant, Motorola Solutions (China) Co., Ltd at Motorola Solutions, Inc.

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Former President of NCH USA at Valassis Communications, Inc.

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Founder at SoftBank Group Corp.

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Deputy Chief Technology Officer at Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.

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Investor at BirdEye, Inc.

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Daniel Yong Zhang
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.
Bachelor's Degree in Finance

Shanghai University of Finance and Economics engages in the provision of educational services. It offers courses under the following school and departments: business, accountancy, finance, international business administration, economics, public economics and administration, humanities, law, information management and engineering, statistics, foreign languages, mathematics, international cultural exchange, professional and international education and continuing education. The company was founded in 1917 and is headquartered in Shanghai, China.


The Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants is a Chinese private company located in Beijing that operates as an accounting organization. Hui Gao is the current CEO of the firm.

Career History

Arthur Andersen LLP used to provide accounting services. It was also into consulting services for clients that operate businesses throughout the United States and around the world. Arthur Andersen was founded in 1913 and was headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Senior Manager, Audit & Business Advisory Division
2002 - 2005

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC provides assurance, tax and advisory services. Its services include audit and assurance, consulting, deals, human resources, legal, tax, and family business. The firm also offers accountability, risk management, structuring, mergers and acquisitions, and performance and process improvement. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Buffalo, NY.

Chief Operating Officer
2007 - 2011

Taobao provides on-line shopping network services. It offers catalog and mail-order services through its shopping site. The company facilitates transactions between individual consumers and a wide range of sellers such as retailers, wholesalers, and other individuals. Taobao was founded in May 2003 and is located in Hangzhou, China

Boards & Committees
Non-Executive Director
2018 - Current

Sun Art Retail Group Ltd. is an investment holding company, which engages in the operation of hypermarket stores and E-commerce platforms in China. It offers food and non-food merchandise. The company was founded on December 13, 2000 and is headquartered in Hong Kong.

2017 - Current

Paytm E-Commerce Pvt Ltd. operates an online shopping portal for digital and physical goods. The company was founded on August 16, 2016 and is headquartered in New Delhi, India.

Non-Executive Director
2014 - Current

Intime Retail (Group) Co. Ltd. is an investment holding company, which engages in the operations and management of department stores and shopping malls. It operates through the following segments: Department Store, Shopping Mall, Property Development, and Others. The Department Store segment involves in the operation and management of department stores. The Shopping Mall segment involves in shopping malls. The Property Development segment develops and markets properties. The Others segment comprises of trading businesses. The company was founded on November 8, 2006 and is headquartered in Beijing, China.

Vice Co-Chair, Board of Directors

The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) is a global, parity-based industry network, driven by its members. It brings together the CEOs and senior management of over 400 retailers, manufacturers, service providers and other stakeholders across 70 countries and reflects the diversity of the industry in geography, size, product category and format. Forum member companies have combined sales of EUR 2.5 trillion. Their retailer and manufacturer members directly employ nearly 10 million people with a further 90 million related jobs estimated along the value chain. The Consumer Goods Forum is governed by its Board of Directors, which includes 50 manufacturer and retailer CEOs and Chairmen. The Forum provides a unique global platform for knowledge exchange and initiatives around five strategic priorities – Emerging Trends, Sustainability, Safety & Health, Operational Excellence and Knowledge Sharing & People Development – which are central to the advancement of today’s consumer goods industry. The Forum’s vision is: “Better lives through better business”. To fulfil this, its members have given the Forum a mandate to develop common positions on key strategic and operational issues affecting the consumer goods business, with a strong focus on non-competitive process improvement. The Forum’s success is driven by the active participation of the key players in the sector, who together develop and lead the implementation of best practices along the value chain. With its headquarters in Paris and its regional offices in Washington, D.C., and Tokyo, the CGF serves its members throughout the world.


Special Assistant to Daniel Zheng at Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.

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