Maggie Zhou was appointed Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand for Alibaba Group in March 2016. As one of the key veterans of the company, Maggie has witnessed major developments as the company has expanded its businesses internationally as well as the development and growth of China’s e-commerce market. In her current role, she is responsible for establishing a local presence for Alibaba in Australia and New Zealand to help local merchants enter the vast China consumer market. Prior to this role, Maggie worked closely with the Australia and New Zealand business development team on Tmall Global, a cross-border business-to-consumer platform for Tmall, and was in charge of government and public affairs for the platform. She has worked closely with Austrade, showcasing the value of the China e-commerce market to Australian brands and businesses. In Maggie’s earlier days with Alibaba, she helped establish Taobao Marketplace in 2003 and served as Executive Assistant to Jack Ma, the founder and Executive Chairman of Alibaba, for almost five years. In April 2019, Maggie was appointed as a Trustee of the Adelaide Centre Festival Trust. Maggie will address What’s happening in China? on Monday in Session 2.