Alibaba’s Jack Ma joins UK Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Group

Alibaba’s Jack Ma joins UK Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Group

Jack Ma, the founder and executive chairman of Alibaba, has been appointed a member of UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s Business Advisory Group. The Prime Minister’s office announced the appointment just ahead of the four-day state visit to the UK by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

A spokesperson for the Prime Minister’s office said that Ma will “provide particular help and advice on how to get small and medium-sized British businesses boosting their exports and in particular accessing Chinese markets through platforms like Alibaba.”

The UK government announced today that a £325m “suite of creative and technology partnerships” between the UK and China will be unveiled during President Xi Jinping’s state visit.

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