Alibaba names Wu Zeming as CTO in management reshuffle
He succeeded Li Cheng in the post immediately.
Alibaba Group has named Wu Zeming as the company’s chief technology officer (CTO) in a major reshuffling of its executives, the e-commerce giant said in a press release.
Wu Zeming succeeds Li Cheng as the CTO immediately after its announcement.
After joining Alibaba in 2002, Wu was made partner at Alibaba in 2017. He has worked on the mega shopping festival, 11.11, and Alibaba’s new retail initiative in senior technical capacities, and is expected to continue serving as the CTO of Alibaba’s Local Services division, the company said.
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In a separate move, Jeff Zhang has stepped down as president of Alibaba Cloud Intelligence and will instead focus on his role as head of the Alibaba DAMO Academy, Alibaba said. Daniel Zhang, Chairman and CEO of Alibaba Group, will assume the role of acting president of the unit.
“Alibaba regularly reshuffles management annually to keep pace with the evolving internet space and with the growth of the team,” the company said.