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Jack Ma is the co-founder and executive chairman of tech conglomerate Alibaba Group and is a global ambassador for Chinese business. Having built his company from the ground up, he now invests in a number of tech and e-commerce firms, with stakes in Lazada, YCloset, Tokopedia, Shiji, Intime Retail Group and Ordre. Since launching Luxury Pavilion in 2017, 60 luxury brands including Burberry, Versace, Marni, Tod’s and Givenchy have joined the e-commerce site, which is accessible through Alibaba’s Tmall and Taobao platforms.

Born Ma Yun to Chinese traditional musician-storytellers in Hangzhou, he taught himself English aged 12 and offered free guided tours to practice his English with foreign visitors. Ma graduated from Hangzhou Teachers College and became an English teacher, paid $15 a month. He encountered computers during a trip to Seattle as an interpreter for Chinese and American businessmen. With some friends he created “China Pages,” which established websites for small businesses, and then headed an information technology company established by a department of the Chinese government.

However, in 1999 he quit and started Alibaba.com, a business-to-business marketplace for small and medium-sized Chinese enterprises, backed by $60,000 from 18 friends. By 2002, it had reached 1 million users and acquired investment from Goldman Sachs and SoftBank. Ma also built Taobao, a retail site, as well as payment platform Alipay. In 2013, Ma stepped down as chief executive, although he remains chairman. The company went public in 2014 on the New York Stock Exchange in the largest IPO in history, raising $25 billion.

In the fashion and e-commerce sphere, Jack Ma’s “New Retail” is the company’s guiding investment principle — a strategy to redefine commerce by enabling seamless engagement between the online and offline world, by building omnichannel retail ecosystems. The company has stakes in department store chain Intime, retail big-data firm Shiji, Indonesian marketplace Tokopedia, retail platform YCloset and Southeast Asian e-commerce site Lazada.

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