Ji Yun
Plenary Session
Taobao & Tmall Food & Beverage Business Division GM
Alibaba Group

Chen Xi(Ji Yun)

With over 20 years of experience in consumer and retail industries, Mr. Chen currently serves as the General Manager of Taobao & Tmall Food & Beverage Business Division at Alibaba Group Holding Limited, where he is responsible for the business operations and strategic development of the division. Prior to this, Mr. Chen Xi served as the General Manager of Fast-Moving Consumer Goods Business Division and Director of Key Account Department at Alibaba Group Holding Limited since November 2015. From May 2012 to November 2015, Mr. Chen was the Chief Information Officer & General Manager of E-commerce Division of Lancy Co., Limited, a high-end women's clothing company. Between August 2000 and May 2012, Mr. Chen was a Technical Director and Chief Application Architect of the Global Business Services division - SAP service line in International Business Machines Corporation.

Mr. Chen holds a BSc in Computer Science and Technology from Tsinghua University.

Event Introduction
Plenary Session
 · 12/19 (Day 1)
[Global Insight] Overview of Global Food & Beverage Industry

Global food & beverage manufacturers are challenged by higher prices of raw materials, supply chain disruptions, higher labor cost, energy price surges and more stringent environmental regulations. The FAO Food Price Index indicates that global food price hits a 10-year record high. Flexibility and responsiveness in manufacturing and logistics are unprecedently important for brands and manufacturers.

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