Daniel Zhang has been our chairman since September 2019, our chief executive officer since May 2015 and our director since September 2014. He is a founding member of the Alibaba Partnership. In December 2022, Daniel took up the role of acting President of Alibaba Cloud Intelligence and responsibility for DingTalk.
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 a member of the WEF International Business Council, the co-chair of the board of Consumer Goods Forum and the co-chair of the China board of the Consumer Goods Forum.
Daniel received a bachelor's degree in finance from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.