JD.com Announces Management Changes
BEIJING, May 11, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- JD.com, Inc. (“JD.com” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: JD and HKEX: 9618), a leading supply chain-based technology and service provider, is pleased to announce today that Ms. Sandy Ran Xu, the current chief financial officer of JD.com, has been appointed as the chief executive officer and an executive director of the Company to succeed Mr. Lei Xu. Mr. Lei Xu will retire from his positions as the chief executive officer and executive director of the Company due to personal reasons. Mr. Ian Su Shan, the current chief financial officer of JD Logistics, has been appointed as the chief financial officer of the Company.
Mr. Lei Xu will begin the process of handing the CEO role over to Sandy immediately, leaving ample time for a seamless transition before his retirement in June. Mr. Xu has been with JD.com for over a decade in various senior roles and has made significant contributions to the Company’s development. After his retirement, Mr. Xu will serve as the first chairman of the advisory council of JD.com and continue to participate in the high-quality development of the Company.
Ms. Sandy Ran Xu has served as the chief financial officer of JD.com since June 2020. Ms. Xu joined JD.com in July 2018, and oversaw group finance, accounting and tax functions in addition to serving as chief financial officer of JD Retail from July 2018 to May 2020. Prior to joining JD.com, Ms. Xu was an audit partner and spent nearly 20 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers Zhong Tian LLP, Beijing office and PricewaterhouseCoopers, San Jose office. Ms. Xu also serves as a director of JD Technology. Ms. Xu received her bachelor’s degree with a double major in information science and economics from Peking University.
Mr. Ian Su Shan has served as the chief financial officer of JD Logistics since May 2022. Mr. Shan joined JD.com in December 2021. Prior to that, Mr. Shan worked at Lavender Hill Capital Partners from October 2019 to November 2021 and served as a Managing Director from January 2021 to November 2021. He also worked in the TMT Group of the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C. from 2015 to 2019 and served as an Executive Director from January 2017 to September 2019. Mr. Shan received his bachelor’s degree in laws from China University of Political Science and Law, and his master’s degree in laws from University of Warwick. Mr. Shan is a CFA charterholder.
“On behalf of our board, I would like to thank Lei for his outstanding contributions to JD.com. His sound judgment and leadership as the CEO have been instrumental to our development. We wish him all the best in his well-deserved retirement and look forward to his continuing contributions as the chairman of our advisory council,” said Mr. Richard Qiangdong Liu, chairman of JD.com. “We are confident that Sandy as the CEO and Ian as the CFO will provide strong leadership for JD.com going forward. Sandy has been a great CFO, and has also contributed significantly to our business functions and demonstrated profound insights about our business and strategic development. Going forward, I’ll continue to devote my time to JD’s long-term strategies, mentorship of younger management, and revitalization of rural areas, and Sandy will lead the management team and oversee our daily operations. In addition, Ian’s outstanding performance as the CFO of JD Logistics and his track record of professional success makes him the ideal person to succeed as the CFO of JD.com.”
“It has been a great privilege to work alongside such a talented and dedicated team at JD.com, and I am grateful for the trust of the board and Richard as well as for everyone’s support during the years we’ve worked together,” said Mr. Lei Xu. “I am also fortunate to have worked closely with Sandy for years. With her stellar performance, excellent professionalism and deep understanding of JD.com’s business, I am sure she will make a perfect CEO. While I have decided to retire and devote more time to my family, I am as confident as ever in JD.com’s long-term leadership as a supply chain-based technology and service provider and its mission to create value for users, business partners and the society.”
“It’s a great honor to become the CEO of JD.com, and I deeply appreciate the trust of both Richard and the board,” commented Ms. Sandy Ran Xu. “Richard and Lei have set a strong foundation for our future endeavors and will continue to provide invaluable support for JD.com’s long-term strategic development. I look forward to further driving JD.com’s sustainable high-quality growth and bringing more values to our customers, business partners and the society.”
“I am excited about serving as the CFO at the group level and look forward to working closely with the executive team to drive JD.com’s future growth,” said Mr. Ian Su Shan.
JD.com is a leading supply chain-based technology and service provider. The company’s cutting-edge retail infrastructure seeks to enable consumers to buy whatever they want, whenever and wherever they want it. 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.
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