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Savio Kwan

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Savio Kwan - Pt.2 Alibaba growth, SARS pandemic and business ethics

Gaule's Question Time

Savio Kwan was the Chief Operations Officer and Board Member of Alibaba.com which was founded by Jack Ma in 1999. In this part two Savio and I discuss the growth of Alibaba, which is a leading e-commerce, retail and financial corporate. SARS impacted China and Alibaba in 2002 and had a significant affect on Alibaba, e-commerce and life in China. The repercussions accelerated the growth of ecommerce and prepared Asia to deal with the current pandemic. In part one of the podcast we discussed the challenges of losing your senior executive role and the journey of finding a new role. Savio outlines his experience moves from GE and BTR, moving back to Hong Kong and joining Alibaba as COO and then Chief People Officer. Thank you to Savio for his great insights and time. See more content, videos and join the discussion "Tsunami of Redundancies bring Venture Opportunities" https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/tsunami-redundancies-bring-venture-opportunities-andrew-gaule

21mins

11 Sep 2020

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Savio Kwan - Pt1 Career Change and Joining Alibaba

Gaule's Question Time

Savio Kwan was the Chief Operations Officer and Board Member of Alibaba.com which was founded by Jack Ma in 1999. In this part one of the podcast we discuss the challenges of losing your senior executive role and the journey of finding a new role. Savio outlines his experience moves from GE and BTR, moving back to Hong Kong and joining Alibaba as COO and then Chief People Officer. In part two Savio and I discuss the growth of Alibaba, which is a leading e-commerce, retail and financial corporate. SARS impacted China and Alibaba in 2002 and had a significant affect on Alibaba, e-commerce and life in China. The repercussions accelerated the growth of ecommerce and prepared Asia to deal with the current pandemic. Thank you to Savio for his great insights and time. See more content, videos and join the discussion "Tsunami of Redundancies bring Venture Opportunities" https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/tsunami-redundancies-bring-venture-opportunities-andrew-gaule For a discussion on Starting your own business in a pandemic you can listen to other podcasts in Gaule's Question Time https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/gaulesqt/episodes/2020-07-24T07_24_44-07_00

29mins

4 Sep 2020

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GGV Live Special: How Alibaba Survived SARS and Thrived afterwards - featuring its then-President and COO Savio Kwan

Evolving for the Next Billion by GGV Capital

When the SARS pandemic struck in 2003, Savio was working as president and COO of an internet startup named Alibaba. Not only did the startup survive SARS, it launched a new business called Taobao and emerged as one of the most valuable companies in the world. On a special live podcast session, former President and COO of Alibaba (from 2001-2003) Savio Kwan joined GGV Capital Managing Partner Hans Tung to share the key learnings from Alibaba's SARS experience and answered live questions from founders in GGV's global network. Savio Kwan - Former President and COO of Alibaba Savio Kwan is best known for his time as president and COO of Alibaba from 2001 to 2003. He later took on the chief people officer role in 2004. He has more than 30 years' global management experience, including 17 years at the medical systems division of General Electric, where he was responsible for sales, marketing, operations, business development and establishing joint venture companies in Asia. For the full transcript of the show, go to nextbn.ggvc.com Join our listeners' community for future webinars, go to nextbn.ggvc.com/community.

1hr 16mins

15 Apr 2020

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[audio] Savio Kwan GLS 2010 interview

Global Leadership Summit 2010

Savio Kwan (MSc09), Independent Non-Executive Director, Alibaba Group, on what we can learn from emerging markets. The Global Leadership Summit is the London Business School's flagship event for its global community. http://www.london.edu

2mins

5 Dec 2012

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Savio Kwan GLS 2010 interview

Global Leadership Summit 2010

Savio Kwan (MSc09), Independent Non-Executive Director, Alibaba Group, on what we can learn from emerging markets. The Global Leadership Summit is the London Business School's flagship event for its global community. http://www.london.edu

2mins

30 Nov 2012

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Alumni Profile: Savio Kwan (MSc09/1976), Independent Non-Executive Director, Alibaba Group

Alumni Profiles

Savio Kwan (MSc09/1976) reflects on his career and time at London Business School. http://www.london.edu

5mins

28 Aug 2012

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Alumni Profile: Savio Kwan (MSc09/1976), Independent Non-Executive Director, Alibaba Group

London Business School podcasts

Savio Kwan (MSc09/1976) reflects on his career and time at the School.

5mins

31 Jan 2011

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Savio Kwan GLS 2010 interview

London Business School podcasts

Savio Kwan (MSc09), Independent Non-Executive Director, Alibaba Group, on what we can learn from emerging markets

2mins

16 Jul 2010