Kuo Zhang

Kuo Zhang has been the President of Alibaba.com since 2017, leading the world’s largest B2B platform, which serves over 47 million small and medium-sized enterprises from more than 190 countries and regions.

Under Mr. Zhang’s leadership, Alibaba.com keeps fulfilling its founding mission “to make it easy to do business anywhere” by supporting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with digital transformation and facilitating global trade opportunities, and has now grown into a leading platform for global B2B e-commerce driven by new technologies, and becomes a significant driving force for the global economy.

Mr. Zhang holds a firm belief that in this uncertainty-filled era, SMEs are persistently the backbone of society and are the ones who should be given the most support.

Beyond his leadership role at Alibaba.com, Mr. Zhang is well recognized as one of the most influential leaders in the e-commerce and digital trade industry, as well as a leading expert in technology and product innovation. Prior to Alibaba.com, he worked for Microsoft and IBM, contributing to over ten U.S. patents in various fields including online services, healthcare and multi-touch point systems.

Mr. Zhang holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Science from Tsinghua University.