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Brian A Wong is vice president of the Alibaba Group, the world’s largest ecommerce company where he is presently responsible for executive leadership development and globalization initiatives. During his fourteen year tenure, Brian served as the special assistant to the Chairman managing international affairs, led the company’s global sales, business development and marketing operations, and spearheaded Alibaba.com’s international expansion in the US, India, SE Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Brian originally joined the company as its 52nd employee.
He is also founder and Chairman of RADII (radiichina.com), a digital media platform dedicated to bridging understanding between China and the world by sharing grassroots stories about culture, innovation and life in one of the most dynamic countries in the world.
During his time away from Alibaba, Brian was an angel investor in ecommerce and consumer-related start-ups. He also was an executive at the McGraw-Hill Companies, a management consultant and served as Special Assistant to Mayor Willie L. Brown of San Francisco. 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, Swarthmore College's Council on Presidential Initiatives, a board director of the 1990 Institute, and was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Brian is a Fellow of the fourth class of the China Fellowship Program and a member of the AGLN.