David Wei, born in mainland China in 1970, is the CEO of Alibaba.com, the world's largest online business-to-business trading platform. Wei was president, from 2002 to 2006, and chief financial officer from 2000 to 2002, of B&Q China, a subsidiary of Kingfisher plc, a leading home improvement retailer in Europe and Asia. Under his leadership, B&Q China grew to become China's largest home improvement retailer. From 1998 to 2000, Wei served as corporate finance manager at Coopers & Lybrand, now part of PricewaterhouseCoopers, from 1995 to 1998. Wei held non-executive directorship positions in HSBC Bank (China) Company Limited and the China Advisory Board of IMI plc, a FTSE 250 company. He holds a bachelor's degree in International Business Management from Shanghai International Studies University and is a graduate of the Corporate Finance Program at the London Business School.
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