Michael Evans Appointed President of Alibaba Group
Former Goldman Sachs executive Michael Evans has been appointed as President of Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba Group.
Evans will be responsible for Alibaba Group's international growth strategy to grow the business outside China. He will report to Alibaba Group CEO Daniel Zhang.
"Michael has been a close advisor to Alibaba Group for many years, and we greatly value his deep knowledge of our business, his experience as a proven business builder and leader globally, and his more than 20 years of experience in China," said Alibaba Group CEO Daniel Zhang.
"Globalization is Alibaba Group's most important strategy for the coming decades, and our goal is to help 10 million global businesses and serve 2 billion consumers around the world. We have been laying the foundation for many years and now we need a global team in place with best-in-class talent to bring our vision to fruition. To that end, I can think of no one better than Michael to help Alibaba become a truly global company."
Prior to joining Alibaba, Evans spent 30 years in global finance, including the last 20 years as a Partner of Goldman Sachs, where he served as Vice Chairman, head of Global Growth Markets, and Chairman of Asia. Evans won an Olympic gold medal for his home country Canada as a member of the men's eights rowing team in the Los Angeles 1984 Summer Olympics.
Source: Alibaba Group