President, Alibaba Pictures
Wei Zhang has been a trailblazer in virtually everything she touches — moonlighting as host of the CCTV show Dialogue and addressing tough issues with Fortune 500 business leaders; forging a deal to invest in Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners; and choosing such unlikely ﬁlms as A Dog’s Purpose and Green Book for the Chinese market where she helped catapult them into big hits. Zhang takes a savvy and innovative approach toward tackling both business and creative issues.
Today, as President of Alibaba Pictures and Senior Vice President of Alibaba Group, she leads the company’s international operations and business development efforts. Zhang joined Alibaba Group in 2008 to lead its investment and acquisition activities. She has also worked in the Group’s strategy department and led Alibaba’s corporate social responsibility initiatives.
Prior to joining Alibaba, Zhang held senior leadership positions including Chief Operating Officer of News Corporation’s STAR China, Managing Director of CNBC China, Director of Business Development at Newscorp China, Strategic Consultant at Bain & Company, and Finance Specialist at General Electric Company and GE Capital.
Zhang holds an M.B.A. degree from Harvard Business School and a B.A. degree in International Organization Management and Finance from Seton Hill University, Pennsylvania.