On the evening of September 10, at the 20th Anniversary Conference of Alibaba held in Hangzhou, Ma Yun stepped down as chairman of the board of directors of Alibaba Group and Zhang Yong, the current CEO of Alibaba Group, took over.
This day is Teachers Day, Alibabas 20th birthday and Ma Yuns 55th birthday.
According to the latest data, Alibaba has 38 partners, 90% of them have worked in Alibaba for more than 10 years, 80% of them are Post-70s and post-80s, and 4 of them are post-80s.
This is Ma Yuns deliberate and carefully prepared 10-year plan. Ten years ago, Alibaba set up a partnership mechanism to solve the problems of innovation, leadership, future responsibility and cultural heritage of large-scale companies, so that the company can develop healthily and continuously with the perfect combination of system, human and culture. u2014u2014 It was on September 10, 2009, at the 10th Anniversary of Alibabas founding, that 18 Arhats jointly resigned as founder and led Alibaba into the era of partnership.
Scenes of the past. In January 2013, Ma Yun announced his resignation as CEO of Alibaba Group a few months earlier. Finally, he chose May 10, Ali Day, that year. At Taobaos 10th anniversary celebration, Ma Yun, dressed in a white shirt, announced in the center of the stage, From tomorrow on, I will no longer be CEO.
Zhang Yong is such a person. From start-up Tianmao to push Taobao to mobile, from leading investment in Suning and Yintai to creating a new retail benchmark box, to promoting in-depth cooperation in many fields, to release Alibaba Business Operating System. In Zhang Yongs hands, Alibaba has completed the transformation from an e-commerce company to a digital economy, and he will be the first person after Ma Yun to serve as CEO and chairman of the board of directors of Alibaba Group at the same time.
Ma Yun, the outgoing chairman of the board, will continue to serve as Alibaba Partner and continue to contribute to Alibaba. In addition, Ma Yun will spend more time on what he is more interested in: returning to education.
In the 20 years of Alibabas growth, Ma Yun has never been divorced from education. In fact, Alibaba is a social school, which has nurtured the first batch of Chinese Internet talents. Now many of them have left their businesses and become part of Alibabas ecological system. Alibaba keeps their work number permanently for them, which is now excluded from 22,000. In recent years, more and more people have come to Ali to learn from the classics, and Alis business training system has gone global.
Ma Yun himself has never stopped being a teacher. In addition to speaking for employees, he is often seen in Internet conferences. Since assuming the role of the United Nations, Ma Yun has contributed to the development experience of Chinas digital economy. He hopes that through the initiative of eWTP, more small and medium-sized enterprises and regions can participate in a more inclusive array of new globalization.
I entered the business world by mistake. I wanted to play for two years, but I did it for 20 years. Such amusing Ma Yun often talks about, just a week ago, he said at the 2019 Global Conference of Women Entrepreneurs: Continuous entrepreneurship can keep people young. Alibaba is just one of my dreams. I still have a lot of things to do. I hope I can have passion when Im 75 years old. ?
Now, the Alibaba 001 employee is going to dream in a broader world. Happy Birthday to Employee 001!