2. Sharon-Gai, Alibaba


Alibaba Group, Global Director Marketplaces

TOPIC: Metaverse and Shopping, what we can learn in ecommerce from China.

Sharon Gai started her career in e-commerce at a Fortune 500 systems integrator, enabling SMB’s to conveniently order computer hardware online. She was part of Alibaba’s globalization initiative in the Alibaba Global Leadership Academy, which strived to internationalize Alibaba’s domestic business units. In her tenure as a Category Manager in Tmall, China’s largest e-commerce platform, she worked with FMCG brands from large customers to emerging internet-viral brands in crafting their digital marketing and online e-commerce strategy in China. She currently serves as the Director of Global Key Accounts in the Tmall Overseas team, enabling global brands to leverage Alibaba’s overseas e-commerce platforms. Sharon has an Honors Bachelors degree in International Development from McGill and a Masters in Information Management from Columbia University.