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Daniel Zhang  

Chief Operating Officer, Alibaba Group

Daniel Zhang has been our chief operating officer since September 2013. He was appointed president of Tmall.com in June 2011, when Tmall.com became an independent platform. He was chief financial officer of Taobao from the time he joined our company in August 2007 until June 2011, and also served as general manager of Tmall.com during the latter three years in this period.

Before joining Alibaba Group, Zhang served as chief financial officer of Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited, an online game developer and operator listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market, from August 2005 to August 2007. From 2002 to 2005, he was senior manager of PricewaterhouseCoopers' Audit and Business Advisory Division in Shanghai, prior to which he worked in the Shanghai office of Arthur Andersen for seven years.

Zhang serves on the boards of directors of CITIC 21 and of Haier, each a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. He also has been serving on the board of directors of Weibo since May 2014.

Zhang received a bachelor's degree in finance from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. He is a member of the Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

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