Kevin Jiang is JD.com’s president of international business, managing the Chinese e-commerce giant’s key relationships with brand clients across the fashion, beauty and luxury goods industries in Europe, North America and Asia. After joining the firm in 2018, he secured an impressive list of brand partners for the platform, including Prada, Louis Vuitton, Dior, Bulgari, Berluti, Givenchy Beauty and Tory Burch , at a time when JD.com’s race with arch-rival Alibaba’s Tmall platform was heating up. He is credited with introducing a more flexible negotiating style and new cooperation models such as a WeChat mini programme option to supplement JD.com’s established wholesale and marketplace channels.
Prior to joining JD.com, Jiang was vice president at Beijing-based Sasseur Group, a premium outlet mall developer, and held similar roles at Chinese department store and outlet mall chain PCD Stores Group and private equity firm Grosvenor Vega China Retail Fund. Earlier in his career, he worked at management consulting firm Bain and Company in Shanghai, after leaving an engineering firm in the US. Jiang has an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a Master’s degree in civil engineering from Clemson University, both in the US, and a Bachelor’s from Tongji University in China