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Brian Wong: Advisor

Brian Wong is vice-president and director of Alibaba Global Leadership Academy (AGLA).

Brian originally joined the company as its 52nd employee and is presently responsible for executive leadership development and globalisation initiatives.

During his 13-year tenure with the firm, Brian served as the special assistant to the chairman, managing international and government affairs, as well as leading the company's global sales, business development and marketing operations. He also spearheaded Alibaba.com's international expansion by setting up new operations and partnerships in the U.S., India, south-east Asia, Europe, Middle East and Latin America.

Brian is a graduate of Swarthmore College, the Hopkins (SAIS)-Nanjing Center, and the Wharton School. He is a member of the Wharton School Alumni Executive Board, and a board director of the 1990 Institute. Brian was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and is a China Fellow with the Aspen Institute.

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