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Tao Tao

Director of Business Development EMEA Alipay

Tao Tao is Director of Business Development EMEA at Alipay, the world’s leading mobile payment provider, operated by Ant Financial Services Group, a related company of Alibaba. Mr Tao joined Alipay in January 2016, mainly to focus on the expansion of next-generation payment services from Asia to EMEA by developing strategic partnerships with top financial institutions. He also works on building and nurturing Ant Financial ecosystems from a global perspective. He reports to the President of Alipay EMEA.

Prior to Alipay, Mr Tao had 14 years of senior leadership roles in the telecoms, media & technology industry. He has expertise in mobile technology, disruptive fintech innovation and B2B & B2C sales. He helped Huawei Technologies develop its strategic key account enterprise business in Europe, China and Asia Pacific, and has generally been a pioneer in the establishment of Chinese technology businesses in Europe.