Jan Philipp Pöter

Programme: Zukunftsbrücke - Chinese-German Young Professional Campus
Year: Year 2019
Jan is an experienced executive setting up and running businesses in emerging markets with a focus on Asia. Previously with Alibaba Group in Hangzhou, China, he focused on the company’s international expansion, including ventures across Southeast Asia and Europe. As current Head of Cross Border Trade, Localisation & Private Label of Daraz Group (Alibaba Group), Jan is part of Daraz’ senior management team. His portfolio includes a wide range from heading international trade to creating offline presences across Daraz’ five markets (Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Myanmar & Nepal). Before his time with the Alibaba Group, Jan used to work for Deutsche Bank in London. With a passion for, and background in, public policy, Jan’s perspective extends beyond purely commercial aspects to the contribution e-commerce and digitalization bring to emerging economies. Over the years, Jan has developed a strong interest in China and published a number of articles on Chinese-European cooperation as well as Chinese international expansion (The Diplomat, EU-China Obersver, Young China Watchers, Chinafile, etc.). Jan is originally from Germany and holds master’s degrees from Peking University and the London School of Economics & Political Science.