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Daniel Yong Zhang

Director
Daniel Yong Zhang has served as our director since May 2014. Mr. Zhang has been Chairman of Alibaba Group Holding Limited, a leading digital platform company listed on the NYSE and the HKEX, since September 2019, and has served as Alibaba’s Chief Executive Officer since May 2015. After joining Alibaba group in August 2007, Mr. Zhang served multiple senior management roles within the group. He served as Director from September 2014 to August 2019, as Chief Operating Officer from September 2013 to May 2015, and as President of Tmall.com from June 2011 to September 2013, and as Chief Financial Officer of Taobao Marketplace from August 2007 to June 2011 while concurrently served as General Manager of Tmall.com starting in April 2008 to June 2011. Prior to joining Alibaba, Mr. Zhang served as Chief Financial Officer and financial controller 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. He was the chairman of Sun Art Retail Group Limited, a company listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, from January 2018 to October 2020, and served as a director from October 2020 to December 2020. He is a member of the WEF International Business Council and the Vice Co-Chair of the Board and Co-Chair of the China board of Consumer Goods Forum. Mr. Zhang received a bachelor’s degree in finance from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.

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