Executive Vice Chairman
Joseph C. Tsai joined Alibaba Group in 1999 as one of the eighteen founders. He served as chief financial officer until May 2013 and is currently the executive vice chairman of the company. Joe oversees Alibaba’s strategic acquisitions and investments. He has been a member of the company’s board of directors since its inception, and is a founding member of the Alibaba Partnership, serving on its partnership committee.
From 1995 to 1999, Joe was a private equity investor based in Hong Kong with Investor AB, the main investment vehicle of Sweden’s Wallenberg family. Prior to that, he was general counsel of Rosecliff, Inc., a New York management buyout firm, and from 1990 to 1993, he was a tax associate with the New York-based law firm Sullivan & Cromwell LLP.
Joe is qualified to practice law in the State of New York. He received his bachelor’s degree in Economics and East Asian Studies from Yale College and a juris doctor from Yale Law School.