Ken takes in charge of international business for JD.com Smart Group.
Prior to JD, he worked with private equity firms, IBM and PWC and focused on TMT industry.
Ken earned L.L.B from Fudan University and MBA from London Business School.
JD.com, Inc. is the leading online direct sales company in China. The Company strives to offer consumers the best online shopping experience. Through its content-rich and user-friendly website jd.com and mobile applications, JD.com offers a wide selection of authentic products at competitive prices and delivers products in a speedy and reliable manner. The Company believes it has the largest fulfillment infrastructure of any e-commerce company in China. JD.com operated 7 fulfillment centers and a total of 118 warehouses with an aggregate gross floor area of approximately 2.3 million square meters in 39 cities, and 2,045 delivery stations and 1,045 pickup stations in 1,855 counties and districts across China, staffed by its own employees. The Company provided same-day delivery in 130 counties and districts under its 211 program and next-day delivery in another 815 counties and districts across China as of September 30, 2014.
JD Smart, now with two business focuses
1. JD+ :
In February 2014, we launched the JD+ project. From our customers’ perspective, we hope to enable them achieve their desired smart life. They need more, better smart devices. From hardware makers’ perspective, they’re facing many difficulties to take a project from idea to mass production, such as supply chain and marketing challenges. JD+ wants to select and support high-potential smart devices or start-ups to create and produce good smart products that can really meet customers' specific needs.
We have a "Three Connection philosophy": connections between consumers and smart devices, connections between smart devices, and connections between JD and smart devices. We plan to achieve the three connections in these three aspects:
- Integrate the upstream industry chain with JD Smart for the purpose to promise our consumers high-quality products and services.
- Develop our Smart Hardware Cloud Platform. We provided cloud services to more than 100 smart hardware startups and traditional home appliance manufacturers, achieving the inter-connections. Meanwhile, our JD Smart Hardware Cloud-based Super App helps our users control all connected devices with a single app, helping to connect our consumers even more quickly with the latest smart products;
- Develop an open smart community for smart device brand vendors, startups, and their consumer fans to build a closer relationship.