Competition aims to attract high-caliber young minds to
become part of Alibaba's global digital commerce workforce
HANGZHOU, China, March 6, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Alibaba Group
(NYSE: BABA and HKEX: 9988, "Alibaba" or "Alibaba Group") has
launched the 2023 Alibaba Global E-Commerce Challenge to identify
young talent for the future of its international e-commerce
operations. The competition is open to university students around
the world who are interested in tackling day-to-day e-commerce
business challenges with innovative solutions. Candidates will have
an opportunity to receive coaching from dedicated Alibaba mentors,
while also standing a chance to gain awards and job opportunities
in Alibaba's Global Digital Commerce (GDC) unit.
"Globalization is one of Alibaba's three main strategic pillars.
As we continue to expand our global footprint, we look forward to
attracting a more diverse pool of young talent to strengthen our
ability to serve merchants and shoppers across our international
e-commerce platforms," said Lillian
Jiang, Chief People Officer of Alibaba's Global Digital
Commerce unit. "Through the Global E-Commerce Challenge, we aim
to identify high-caliber business leaders of tomorrow for our
operations worldwide. It will also serve as a platform for
participants to gain first-hand exposure to our international
operations and benefit from cross-cultural exchange, which we
believe will be a one-of-a-kind experience."
First introduced in 2021, the Global E-commerce Challenge by
Alibaba is targeted at talented technical and business minds of
tomorrow. Participants will be tasked to develop creative solutions
to problems inspired by some of the real day-to-day businesses
scenarios of Alibaba's GDC unit. The challenges in last year's
edition ranged from developing ways for AliExpress to tap into a
new audience of French female consumers, identifying the next star
product for Spanish shoppers on the platform, and addressing the
pain points of Japanese small and medium-sized merchants operating
This year's competition will begin with a regional round
focusing on the East Asia, ASEAN
and Americas & Europe regions,
which will be conducted online between late March and early April.
Eligible candidates will compete in teams and will be assessed
based on their ability to identify opportunities and develop
creative yet actionable solutions. Three winning teams from each
region will eventually compete offline in the final round in late
April, for prizes worth up to RMB50,000 as well as internship and placement
opportunities in one of Alibaba's international business units.
Contestants will also benefit from mentorship by experts from
Alibaba's business teams during the course of the competition.
Last year, the Global E-commerce Challenge saw participation
from 42 teams of students from around the globe. Eight teams of
finalists consisting of students from 13 markets, such as
Brazil, France, Japan, South
Korea, Spain, the United States and Vietnam, presented their proposals at the
virtual finals and tackled challenging questions from senior
executives at AliExpress and Alibaba.com.
The 2023 edition of the competition is open for applications
from now until 23:59 on March 21,
2023 (Beijing time) to
all current students enrolled in a full/part-time university
program or those who graduated within the last year. Applicants are
encouraged to enrol for the competition as teams of two to four.
Fluency in spoken and written English is a must, and proficiency in
another language will be an advantage.
To register for the competition or find out more about the entry
requirements, please visit www.alibabagec.com.
About Alibaba Group
Alibaba Group's mission is to make it easy to do business
anywhere. The company aims to build the future infrastructure of
commerce. It envisions that its customers will meet, work and live
at Alibaba, and that it will be a good company that lasts for 102