Senior executives of the Alibaba Partnership at a philanthropy event on September 10, 2018, including group Secretary-General Shao Xiaofeng (first left), Wholesale Marketplace President Trudy Dai (second left), Executive Chairman Jack Ma (centre), Chief Executive Officer Daniel Zhang (second right), Chief People Officer Judy Tong (first right). Photo: SCMP/Alibaba Handout

Alibaba’s 36 partners form the foundation that lets Jack Ma spend time on the beach

The company co-founded by Jack Ma, the most recognised name among Chinese entrepreneurs, was never meant as a one-man show. His first step in walking away shows his confidence in the collective he has built

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Senior executives of the Alibaba Partnership at a philanthropy event on September 10, 2018, including group Secretary-General Shao Xiaofeng (first left), Wholesale Marketplace President Trudy Dai (second left), Executive Chairman Jack Ma (centre), Chief Executive Officer Daniel Zhang (second right), Chief People Officer Judy Tong (first right). Photo: SCMP/Alibaba Handout
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