We are pleased to welcome JD.Com's Founder and CEO Richard Qiangdong Liu as a Special Advisor to Schwarzman Scholars. During the academic year, Richard will participate in lectures and engage directly with students using his personal story of success as an example of global leadership.
Richard Liu founded JD.com (Nasdaq:JD) in 2004 as an e-commerce company dedicated to providing the best, most trusted shopping experience.
With Richard as Founder and CEO, JD has become China’s largest retailer, online or offline, and is a leading technology driven e-commerce company. Its cutting-edge retail infrastructure enables more than 300 million active users access to an unrivalled selection of authentic, high-quality products across multiple categories whenever and wherever they want it.
In 2007, Richard decided to build a self-operated nationwide logistics network to further improve customer experience. JD’s self-operated warehouses, delivery vehicles and couriers, combined with its leading technology, enables same- and next-day delivery at a level unmatched globally.
JD cooperates with approximately 170,000 high-quality merchants to help brands access China’s consumers. The company has opened its technology and infrastructure to partners, brands and other sectors, as part of its Retail as a Service offering to help drive productivity and innovation across a range of industries. Tencent and Walmart are among JD’s largest shareholders. JD was the first Chinese Internet company to join the Fortune Global 500 List and ranks 261st. It is the world’s third largest Internet company by revenue.