Vice President and Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Alibaba Group
Brian A Wong is vice president of the Alibaba Group, the world’s largest online and mobile commerce company where he is presently responsible for globalization initiatives and executive leadership development. During his thirteen year tenure with the firm, Brian served as the Special Assistant to the Chairman for international and government affairs, led the company’s global sales, business development and marketing operations, and spearheaded Alibaba.com’s international expansion by setting up new operations and partnerships in the US, India, SE Asia, Europe, Middle East and Latin America. Brian originally joined the company as its 52nd employee. During his time away from Alibaba,Brian was an angel investor in ecommerce, digital media and consumer-related start-ups, and was also the co-founder/CEO of one of his portfolio companies. He also was an executive at the McGraw-Hill Companies, a management consultant and served as Special Assistant to Mayor Willie L. Brown of San Francisco. Brian is a graduate of Swarthmore College, the Hopkins (SAIS)-Nanjing Center, and the Wharton School. He is a member of the Wharton School Alumni Executive Board, a board director of the 1990 Institute, and an international advisor for the Design Trust. Brian was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and is a China Fellow with the Aspen Institute.