Richard Liu Bio

Richard Liu Qiangdong is the CEO of and he has helped turn the company into one of the fastest-growing retailers in China. Richard Liu is also a well-known philanthropist and he serves as an Executive Director for The ImagineChina Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports educational research and development in China.

2018 marks the 30th anniversary of, and Richard Liu has been the company’s CEO for five years. As head of this Chinese e-commerce giant, no one knows more about sweeping changes that have taken place in the past 30 years than Richard Liu. Qiangdong’s also a philanthropist whose foundation has donated billions of dollars to support educational research in China.

Liu Qiangdong was Born on March 10, 1973, in Suqian – an impoverished region of the Jiangsu province of China. He started his business life as a manager at the Suning Appliance Store (Hangzhou) from 1996-to 1998. He then joined Walmart China in 1999, where he held various positions, including; assistant general manager for the Wal-Mart’s branch in Shenzhen and general manager of the Suning Appliance Store.

At, Richard Liu is also known as an effective and creative leader who has created a corporate culture that encourages continuous improvements and personal innovation that results in record growth for the company. was founded, and it was the first e-commerce store in China. From a small store in Beijing, Richard Liu has led the company to reach a market value today of $50 billion. is now considered one of the largest retailers in China; in 2017 alone, the company earned about $56 billion, making it one of the most successful internet companies to emerge from China. sells various products, including food products and electronics, but it is also known for its unique Chinese culture. has a service culture that starts at the top, with Mr. Liu being a member of the executive management team and its CEO. See this page for additional information.


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