Degree in English Language Education, Hangzhou Teacher's Institute. 1999, Lead Founder, until 2013, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and since May 2013, Executive Chairman, Alibaba Group. Member of the Board, SoftBank Corp., one of Alibaba Group's major shareholders and a Japanese telecommunications and internet corporation listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Chair, China Board of Directors, and Director, Global Board of Directors, Nature Conservancy. Director, Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation.