Daniel Zhang

CEO & Chairman at Alibaba

Daniel Zhang has been our chief executive officer since May 2015 and our director since September 2014. He is also currently a member of Ant Financial’s investment committee. Prior to his current role, Daniel 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 performed concurrently until his 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 September 2005 to August 2007. From 2002 to 2005, he was a senior manager of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Audit and Business Advisory Division in Shanghai. Daniel is the chairman of Sun Art, a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. He also serves on the board of Weibo, a company listed on the Nasdaq. Daniel received a bachelor's degree in finance from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.
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