President Nana Akufo-Addo on his state visit to the People’s Republic of China has met Jack Ma, co-founder and Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group, a multinational technology conglomerate.
Jack Ma, born Ma Yun is a Chinese business magnate, investor, and philanthropist.
Ma is regarded as one of China’s richest men with a net worth of US$38.6 billion, as well as one of the wealthiest people in the world.
Ma is seen as a global ambassador for Chinese business and as such is frequently listed as one of the world’s most powerful people by Forbes.
Alibaba Group is one of the world’s largest e-commerce businesses. Alibaba’s revenue in the 12 months ending in March 2017 rose by 56% to $23 billion.
Sharing the photos on his official Facebook page, the President wrote:
“On Monday, 3rd September, 2018, I held a meeting with the co-founder and Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group, Mr. Jack Ma.
Alibaba Group, the world’s largest e-commerce business, is, amongst others, looking to partner countries in Africa, so as to help them boost their export capacities using the Alibaba platform, and also help nurture “tech talents” in Ghana and Africa.
In our interaction, I also urged him to consider establishing the headquarters of Alibaba’s Africa operations in Ghana.”
Check out the photos of the meeting below: