Yongfu YU, a member of the Alibaba Partnership, currently serves as chairman and chief executive officer of Local Services Group, where he oversees and manages location-based services including Amap and Ele.me.
Prior to this, Yongfu served as chairman and chief executive officer of our Digital Media and Entertainment Group from 2016 to 2017 where he streamlined and oversaw the strategic development of a diverse lineup of businesses and services including online video, news feed, online gaming, online literature, film, music, and digital entertainment. Yongfu also previously served as president of Alimama from 2015 to 2016, the digital marketing arm of Alibaba Group. Under his leadership, Alimama successfully restructured its businesses and achieved rapid growth.
Before joining Alibaba Group, Yongfu was the co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer of UCWeb Inc from 2006 to 2014 and was in charge of the overall development and operations of the company. He had spearheaded the company to fast paced growth through development and reform in business models, efficient management, product development, team building and capital operations of the company. Yongfu received his bachelor's degree in business administration from Nankai University in 1999.