What is Alibaba Group's mission?
Our mission is "to make it easy to do business anywhere." Our founders started our company to champion small businesses, in the belief that the Internet would level the playing field by enabling small enterprises to leverage innovation and technology to grow and compete more effectively in the domestic and global economies.
When was Alibaba Group founded?
Alibaba Group was founded in 1999 by 18 people led by Jack Ma, a former English teacher from Hangzhou, China. It began as an online wholesale marketplace for small Chinese exporters and entrepreneurs to reach global buyers.
Why is the company called "Alibaba"?
Jack Ma chose the name because it is well-known around the world and it can be easily pronounced in many languages. E-commerce is global so we needed a name that was globally recognized. Alibaba brings to mind "open sesame," representing that our platforms open a doorway to fortune for small businesses.
Where is Alibaba Group headquartered?
The principal executive offices of our main operations are located in the Xixi District of Hangzhou, China.
Can the public tour the Alibaba Group corporate campus?
Currently, the Alibaba Group corporate campus, located in the Xixi District of Hangzhou, China, is not open to the public.
Where are Alibaba Group's offices located?
We maintain offices in countries and regions including China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Russia, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States.
How many people does Alibaba Group employ?
As of September 30, 2016, we had a total of 46,689 full-time employees.
How do I learn about job openings at Alibaba Group?
To learn about our job openings, please visit the Careers
What is Alibaba Group doing to help the community?
Alibaba Group aspires to be a company that creates value for society. We are highly involved in sustainable corporate responsibility projects. For more information, please visit the Sustainability