Alibaba hires James Wilkinson

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James Wilkinson has been hired by the Alibaba Group. Wilkinson was a former senior official of the Treasury Department. Wilkinson will work as the new head of international corporate affairs at Alibaba. This hire takes place at a time where Alibaba moves towards a listing in New York.

Wilkinson is best known for working as the chief of staff for former Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. during the financial crisis. Wilkinson previously served as a senior adviser to Condoleezza Rice while she was secretary of state.

“As Alibaba extends our platform for entrepreneurs and small businesses around the world, it is important that we have the right people in place who have a track record of building bridges across geographic boundaries,” stated Alibaba co-founder and executive chairman Jack Ma.

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