Rui Yu is the chief human resources officer of JD.com, responsible for the company’s staffing, recruitment, talent management and all other HR related functions.
Mr. Yu joined JD.com in 2008 and has held significant management roles within the company’s retail and logistics divisions. He most recently served as head of JD.com’s customer experience and service department, where he led the development of the company’s customer-facing retail initiatives, with a particular focus on customer engagement. In 2016, when JD took ownership of the assets of online Chinese grocery platform Yihaodian, Mr. Yu was named Yihaodian CEO. In his role, he successfully led the integration and reorganization of Yihaodian’s business. Mr. Yu has also previously served as head of both the Central China and East China logistics units, where he was instrumental in helping to steer the fast-paced and industry leading development of JD’s logistics business.
Mr. Yu holds an EMBA from China Europe International Business School and a bachelor of laws from China University of Political Science and Law.
Dr. Bowen Zhou is Chair of JD Technology Committee and President of JD Cloud & AI. He joined JD.com in October 2017.
Dr. Zhou serves as the President of JD Cloud & AI, a business unit which focuses on helping our enterprise clients and industries on digitization transformation via the integration of AI, big data, cloud computing and IoT. Dr. Zhou also serves as the Head of JD Exploration Labs and as Chair of JD Technology Committee. In these roles, he oversees and drives the strategy, innovation, research, products/solutions, and commercialization of JD.com’s technology capabilities.
Dr. Zhou has decades of experience in natural language technology, machine learning and artificial intelligence. Prior to joining JD.com, Dr. Zhou held several key leadership positions during his 15-year tenure at IBM Research’s headquarters, most recently serving as Director of the AI Foundations Lab at IBM Research in New York, Chief Scientist of IBM Watson Group, and a Distinguished Engineer of IBM.
An IEEE Fellow, Dr. Zhou has published more than 100 papers at top international conferences and in top journals. He previously served as a member of the IEEE Speech and Language Technical Committee, an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions, and as Area Chair at numerous top academic conferences such as ACL, ICASSP, and NAACL.
Dr. Zhou received a Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering from University of Colorado at Boulder, USA, and a Bachelor’s degree from University of Science & Technology of China.