J. Michael Evans was named president of Alibaba Group in August 2015. He is currently responsible for spearheading the company’s public affairs across the Americas and Europe while serving as special advisor to the CEO on strategic initiatives in international markets. He also serves as a member of Alibaba’s board, having served as an independent director since the company’s initial public offering in September 2014.
From August 2015 to November 2017, Michael was in charge of leading and executing Alibaba Group’s international growth strategy for globalizing the company and expanding its business outside of China.
Michael is a board member of City Harvest. He is also a trustee of the Asia Society and a member of the Advisory Council for the Bendheim Center for Finance at Princeton University. He joined the board of Barrick Gold Corporation in August 2014 and was appointed as an independent board member of Castleton Commodities International LLC in October 2014.