Jack Ma has stepped down as Alibaba’s chairman today, giving the role over to the company’s present CEO Daniel Zhang. The progress was reported a year prior.
Ma said in a year ago’s declaration that he anticipates his takeoff from Alibaba Group to be exceptionally continuous: “The one thing I can promise everyone is this: Alibaba was never about Jack Ma, but Jack Ma will forever belong to Alibaba.”
Mama left Alibaba’s CEO position in 2013 and was succeeded first by Jonathan Lu. In 2015 Lu was supplanted by Zhang, the company’s previous COO. As its CEO and now its chairman, Zhang has accepted Alibaba’s reins as it adapts to a log jam in China’s internet business showcase following a time of touchy development. The online retail scene additionally now incorporates new players like Pinduoduo, which have increased a bit of leeway by concentrating on littler urban areas, significant development markets for Internet organisations.
Ma will keep serving on Alibaba’s board until its annual general investors’ gathering one year from now. He additionally stays a lifetime partner of Alibaba Partnership, a group drawn from the senior administration positions of Alibaba Group organizations and members that have the option to designate (and in certain circumstances, delegate) up to basic greater part of its board.
One fascinating fact about the day Ma decided for his retirement as chairman is that it is Teachers’ Day in China. Ma is a previous English educator who is still nicknamed “Teacher Ma” and has said that he intends to give time to training charity.
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