Richard Qiangdong Liu is the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of JD.com. He studied sociology at the Renmin University of China and graduated in 1996. He founded JD.com in 2004.
Under Mr. Liu’s leadership, JD.com was listed on NASDAQ in the U.S. in May 2014. Positioned as a “supply chain-based technology and service provider,” the company’s businesses have expanded into retail, technology, logistics, health, insurance, property, international business and more.
To date, JD.com has hundreds of thousands of full-time employees and owns a nationwide network of smart supply chain infrastructure. The company’s development is deeply rooted in China’s real economy. It has grown into a new type of enterprise that has both the DNA and features of the real economy, and those of the digital technologies and abilities, and will further support the high-quality growth of the real economy.
Mr. Liu is leading the company to continuously contribute to high-quality employment, improve industrial efficiency and support the society. Leveraging its strength in supply chain, technologies and more, the company has been making active efforts in China’s rural revitalization, disaster relief and other social activities for public good. The company is a recognized leader in corporate social responsibility.
In 2020, Mr. Liu led the company to actively participate in the fight against COVID-19 which won nationwide recognition and earned the trust of JD users and people from all walks of life. The company and several of its employees were awarded national honors, such as "Excellent Group in Fighting against COVID-19," "National May Fourth Youth Medals" and "National Model Workers."
Mr. Liu was listed by Fortune magazine as one of the “World's 50 Greatest Leaders” in 2015 and received “The Contribution Award for Poverty Alleviation” from the Chinese government in 2017. Recently he has been devoting more time in the work of rural revitalization.