Jack Ma

Jack Ma helps establish new platform to combat COVID-19

The Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation have jointly established a new programme, with the support of Alibaba Cloud Intelligence and Alibaba Health, to help combat the global outbreak of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. Ma is a Chinese billionaire who has been at the forefront...

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 12:20pm

Kagame welcomes COVID-19 test kits donation by Jack Ma

President Paul Kagame expressed his gratitude for the COVID-19 test kits donated by Chinese business magnate Jack Ma. Ma is the founder of Alibaba Group, a philanthropist and investor. The donation arrived in Kigali on Friday March 20. Kagame, via his twitter handle, thanked the Chinese...

Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 12:49pm

Ma to step down as Alibaba Chairman next year

Chinese e-commerce tycoon Jack Ma said he would step down as executive chairman of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., handing over the reins to CEO Daniel Zhang. Ma made the announcement on his 54th birthday, saying he has “lots of dreams to pursue” including working in education again....

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 12:50am

Jack Ma to help young African entrepreneurs

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba's Chairman Jack Ma launched on Wednesday here the Netpreneur Prize to support exemplary African business leaders. The prize was presented at a conference dubbed Netpreneurs: The Rise of Africa's Digital Lions. The prize will award 10 million U.S. dollars...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 10:32am

Young Rwandan joins high level UN panel alongside Melinda Gates, Jack Ma

Rwanda’s young ICT advocate and entrepreneur, Akaliza Keza Ntwari, has been selected to join a High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation. The development was announced Thursday by The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres. The Panel, which also features Nanjira Sambuli, a Kenyan...

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 12:27pm