David Wei
Chairman and Founding Partner
Vision Knight Capital

Wharton Speaker >> Biography

Mr. David Wei is the founding partner and Chairman of Vision Knight Capital, he has around 20 years of experience in the investment, management and operation in China. Prior to founding Vision Knight Capital, David was the CEO of Alibaba.com Limited for five years. Alibaba is a global leading E-commerce company, and David successfully led the listing of Alibaba.com Limited on the Hong Kong stock exchange in 2007. David worked in Kingfisher plc from 2000 to 2006, a leading home improvement retailer in Europe and Asia. He was the chief representative for Kingfisher's Asia sourcing office, and the CFO then CEO of B&Q China, a subsidiary of Kingfisher plc. Under David's leadership, B&Q China grew to become China 's largest home improvement retailer. Prior to that, David was head of investment banking for Orient Securities Co. and then corporate finance manager at Coopers & Lybrand (now part of PricewaterhouseCoopers).

David held non-executive directorship positions in HSBC Bank (China) Company Limited and The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited. He was ranked one of “China ’s Best CEOs” by Financial Asia magazine in 2010. Besides, He was the vice president of China Chain Store & Franchise Association.

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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