Joe Tsai joined Alibaba Group in 1999 as a member of the founding team and has served on our board of directors since our inception. He was chief financial officer until 2013 and is currently our executive vice chairman. Joe is a founding member of Alibaba Partnership, and serves on the boards of directors of Ant Group and Cainiao Smart Logistics Network.
From 1995 to 1999, Joe was a private equity investor with the Asia division of Investor AB, the main investment holding company of Sweden's Wallenberg family. Prior to that, he was general counsel of Rosecliff, Inc., a management buyout firm based in New York. From 1990 to 1993, Joe was an associate attorney in the tax group of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, a New York-based international law firm.
Joe is qualified to practice law in the State of New York. He received his bachelor's degree in Economics and East Asian Studies from Yale College and a juris doctor degree from Yale Law School.