Alex Zhou is the founder and CEO of Yamibuy. While studying in Kansas, he experienced the difficulty of having to drive two hours to reach the closest Asian market. This led to the creation of Yamibuy, as he set out to help Asian Americans and lovers of Asian products in the States easily access their favorite Asian goods. When Alex founded Yamibuy.com in 2013, he was a one-man army working on every task, from placing overseas orders to packaging to customer service. As of today, Yamibuy has more than 1M users and more than100M GMV. In the past 6 years, Yamibuy has become the most popular destination for Asian goods in North America and Asian brand’s best choice to partner with to expand their global impact.
Alex is also the youngest winner of 2017 Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year in the greater Los Angeles region.
Aside from being an entrepreneur, Alex is also a soccer player. He loves adventure and enjoys car racing and hiking.