Joe Tsai joined Alibaba Group in 1999 as a member of the founding team and has served on the company’s board of directors since its inception. He was chief financial officer until 2013 and is currently executive vice chairman of the company. He serves on the investment committees of Alibaba Group and Ant Financial and is a founding member of Alibaba Partnership. From 1995 to 1999, Joe was a private equity investor based in Hong Kong with Investor AB, the main investment vehicle of Sweden's Wallenberg family. Prior to that, he was general counsel of Rosecliff, Inc., a management buyout firm based in New York. From 1990 to 1993, Joe was an associate attorney in the tax group of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, a New York-based international law firm. Joe is qualified to practice law in the State of New York. He received his bachelor’s degree in Economics and East Asian Studies from Yale College and a juris doctor from Yale Law School. He is co-owner and Alternate Governor of the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association, owner of New York Liberty of the Women’s National Basketball Association, and owner of the San Diego Seals, a professional indoor lacrosse team in the National Lacrosse League.