Co-founder, Alibaba; Chairwoman, Ant Financial; 阿里巴巴联合创始人，蚂蚁金服董事长
Ms Lucy Peng is the Executive Chairwoman of Ant Financial Services Group and she began leading the Company as CEO in March 2013. She took office as CEO of Alipay in January 2010. Since she took office, her leadership has helped upgrade Alipay’s user experience and to strive as China’s leading online and mobile payment platform. In 2014, Peng led the establishment of Ant Financial as CEO. Building on the Internet-oriented framework and technology, Ant Financial is dedicated to building an open ecosystem, to providing foundation for financial institutions and to supporting future financial and economic growth for the community. “Bringing small and beautiful changes to the world” is Ant Financial’s vision. Ant Financial’s brands include Alipay, Ant Fortune, Ant Financial Cloud, Zhima Credit and MYbank. As one of the founders of Alibaba Group, Peng led various business units, including the marketing and services divisions. She graduated from Zhejiang Gongshang University in 1994 and she took a teaching post at Zhejiang University of Finance and Economics for five years before she joined Alibaba Group. Peng was named the world’s 100 most powerful women for three consecutive years by Forbes since 2013. She is ranked 33rd in the Forbes list among many influential women around the world, while she was also named the most influential women in finance by FinanceAsia in 2015.