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Sep 10, 2018 06:56 PM
BUSINESS & TECH

The Soft-Spoken Financial Whiz Taking Over From Jack Ma

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. CEO Daniel Zhang delivers a speech at the Viva Technology conference in Paris in June 2017.  Photo: VCG
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. CEO Daniel Zhang delivers a speech at the Viva Technology conference in Paris in June 2017. Photo: VCG

* Company’s future chairman joined Alibaba in 2007 as chief financial officer of Taobao Marketplace

* Zhang’s deep knowledge of finance has laid the foundation for a series of investment strategies he has pursued to expand Alibaba’s reach

(Beijing) — Daniel Zhang, the bespectacled CEO of Alibaba Holding Group Ltd. since 2015, always speaks softly and quietly in public, in stark contrast to Jack Ma, the charismatic teacher-turned-entrepreneur who founded China’s leading e-commerce firm.

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