Joe Tsai

Owner
Joe Tsai

Joe Tsai is one of the founders of Alibaba Group (NYSE: BABA), a global Internet company founded in 1999. He served as chief financial officer of the company until 2013 and is now executive vice chairman, overseeing the company’s strategic acquisitions and investments. Tsai has been a member of the company’s board of directors since its inception.

Formerly a tax lawyer and a private equity investor, Tsai was an associate with Sullivan & Cromwell and worked for Sweden’s Investor AB, the Wallenberg family holding company.

Originally from Taiwan, Tsai started playing lacrosse at the Lawrenceville School in New Jersey. He went on to play college lacrosse at Yale, where he earned a BA in Economics and East Asian Studies in 1986. Tsai received his JD from Yale Law School in 1990.