Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group has accepted Hu Xi and Wu Zeming, both in their 30s, as its youngest partners in the latest round of partnership expansion, according to the Hangzhou-based enterprise on February 24.
Hu, who was born in 1981, joined Alipay or China's Paypal-like third-party payment platform in 2007 and pioneered its independent research in relevant supporting technologies. He led his team to work with Alibaba Cloud, which is another entity affiliated to Alibaba, in 2013 to figure out Ant Financial Services, which targets small and micro-sized companies as well as individual consumers. Right now, he has become a leading figure in the technological research of both Alibaba and Ant Financial.
Wu, who was born in 1980, became a member of the team working on Taobao, a popular consumer shopping website managed by Alibaba, in 2004. He is currently in charge of the products & technologies department in Alibaba's online marketplace Tmall. Meanwhile, he also plays a leading role in the operation of Alibaba's online shopping malls and 2016 Double 11 Shopping Spree.
In addition, Wen Jia, a researcher at the General Office of Alibaba's Board of Directors, and Zeng Songbai, deputy-director of the Human Resources Department in Ant Financial, became two new partners of the e-commerce giant as well.
So far, Alibaba has a total of 36 partners, amongst which the employees from the post-70s and post-80s generations account for over 80 percent. The proportion of Alibaba's female partners reaches one third. For instance, the newly introduced partner Wen is a woman from the post-75 generation.
Hu Xi [sina.com.cn]
Wu Zeming [sina.com.cn]
(Source: sina.com.cn/Translated and edited by Women of China)