Jack Ma Retires From Alibaba

Move marks first succession at one of China’s tech giants

The Financial Times
Sep 10 · 3 min read
Photo: Visual China Group via Getty Images/Visual China Group via Getty Images

By Louise Lucas

Alibaba, China’s most valuable public tech company, will mark its 20th birthday on Tuesday with a rite of succession: its founder Jack Ma will retire as executive chairman and hand the reins to chief executive Daniel Zhang.

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