Jack Ma

Founder of Alibaba Group


Jack Ma is the Founder of Jack Ma Foundation, United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Advocate, Partner of Alibaba Group.

Jack Ma founded Alibaba Group in 1999 and served as executive chairman of Alibaba Group from 1999 to September 2019. He served as chief executive officer of Alibaba Group from 1999 to May 2013.

Jack currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the World Economic Forum, President of the General Association of Zhejiang Entrepreneurs and chairman of the China Entrepreneur Club. He has been appointed by the United Nations Secretary General António Guterres as co-chair of the UN High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation since 2018. Jack also serves as a Global Board Member of The Nature Conservancy and is co-chair of the Paradise Foundation.

Jack graduated from Hangzhou Normal University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English education.

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