Alibaba will not be the same after its charismatic chairman Jack Ma has left, says business analyst Shaun Rein, according to the China Daily.” “I’m not sure that people want to meet Daniel Zhang in the same way they want to meet Jack Ma.”
The China Daily:
Analysts were cautious about whether his departure would dent Alibaba’s globalization ambition of serving 2 billion users and creating 100 million jobs by 2036 amid economic uncertainty and rising protectionist sentiment.
“He has got the charisma to call the CEO of a big company in America and say, ‘Let’s sit down and talk’,” Shaun Rein, managing director of consultancy China Market Research Group, told Nikkei Asian Review. “I’m not sure that people want to meet Daniel Zhang in the same way they want to meet Jack Ma.”
Ma has been explicit about devoting more time and energy to education and philanthropy upon his resignation as Alibaba chairman. His inspiring speeches have been praised by many people across China.
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