Jingdong announces that Zhang Chen will step down as CTO and act as Group Consultant

 Jingdong announces that Zhang Chen will step down as CTO and act as Group Consultant

Netease Technologies News, March 14, Beijing East Group announced today that Mr. Zhang Chen, due to family reasons, needs to live abroad for a long time. He will serve as a group consultant from 30 June 2019. At the same time, he will step down as Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of Beijing East Group. Jingdong will announce its succession plan in the future.

Jingdong Group said: We are very grateful to Zhang Chen for his outstanding contribution to the Group and leadership of the R&D team since he joined Jingdong. We hope he will continue to promote the development of Jingdong technology in his new role and wish him and his family all the best. Jingdong will also continue to expand its technological leaders and further strengthen its R&D capabilities.

Mr. Zhang Chen said: I am proud to be a member of the decision-making level of Jingdong Group in the past, and I am also honored to be the Chief Technical Officer in the process of transformation and growth of Jingdong Group. Because of personal and family planning considerations, I regret that I can not continue to work in China full-time, but I am happy to continue to support the development of Jingdong as a consultant of the Group.

In an interview with reporters last November, Zhang Chen said that Jingdong is shifting from business-driven to technological innovation-driven. The direction of technology investment is infrastructure and talent. The impact of any 1% growth, technological upgrading, efficiency improvement or cost reduction is enormous. He also said that technology-driven, first of all, talent-driven, for which Jingdong has built a team of 200 scientists in Silicon Valley. (Orange)

Source: Responsible Editor of Netease Science and Technology Report: Qiao Junyi_NBJ11279