Liu Qing (businesswoman)

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Jean Liu
Jean Liu DiDi (3).jpg
Jean Liu (2017 photo)
Born Liu Qing
1978 (age 39–40)
Beijing, China
Nationality Chinese
Alma mater Peking University (B.S., Computer Science, 2000)
Harvard University (M.S., Computer Science, 2002)[1]
Occupation business executive
Known for President of Didi Chuxing
Relatives Lenovo founder Liu Chuanzhi (father)

Liu Qing (Chinese: 柳青; pinyin: Liǔ Qīng, born 1978 in Beijing) or Jean Liu, is a Chinese business executive. Liu is the President of Didi Chuxing ("DiDi", formerly known as Didi Kuaidi), China's largest mobile transportation platform.[2] She worked at Goldman Sachs Asia for 12 years, becoming a managing director in 2012, before switching to Didi Dache serving as its chief operating officer in July 2014.[3]

After joining Didi Dache, she led the strategic merger between Didi Dache and its main competitor Kuaidi Dache which then created a new car hailing company named Didi Kuaidi (later rebranded as Didi Chuxing) in 2015.[4]

Early life and education[edit]

Liu was born in 1978 in Beijing, China. She is the daughter of Chinese businessman and Lenovo founder Liu Chuanzhi, and the granddaughter of Liu Gushu, a senior executive banker at the Bank of China. She received a bachelor's degree in Computer Science at Peking University, and a master's degree in Computer Science at Harvard University.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Liu currently lives in Beijing with her husband and three children. In October 2015, Liu announced internally that she was being treated for breast cancer at the age of 37.[6] In early December 2015, she posted on her Weibo that she would return to work by the end of December after a two-month treatment.[7] According to DiDi, she is now fine and "has been in all-in mode for quite some time".[8]

After being named one of the "50 Most Powerful Moms of 2016"[9] by Working Mother, Liu spoke about how she balanced working for DiDi with her relationship with her three kids.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile: Jean Liu", Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Alumni Council
  2. ^ 宋静丽. "Didi Chuxing receives $600m investment from China Life Insurance - Business - Chinadaily.com.cn". www.chinadaily.com.cn. Retrieved 2016-09-08. 
  3. ^ "Tencent-Backed Didi Dache Pursues Buses, Government Cars After Daughter of Lenovo's Liu Chuanzhi Joined". Forbes. 
  4. ^ Clover, Charles; Hook, Leslie. "Jean Liu: Splashing the cash". Financial Times. ISSN 0307-1766. Retrieved 2016-09-08. 
  5. ^ "Jean Liu: She Was Asked to Sing Céline Dion in a Job Interview, Now She's Uber's Greatest Threat in China". NextShark. 
  6. ^ "Boss of Didi Kuaidi in mainland China gets treated for breast cancer". Retrieved 2016-09-08. 
  7. ^ Li, Danielle (2015-12-08). "Didi Kuaidi's president Jean Liu plans to return to work by the end of December - AllChinaTech". Archived from the original on 2016-09-17. Retrieved 2016-09-08. 
  8. ^ Clover, Charles; Hook, Leslie. "Jean Liu: Splashing the cash". Financial Times. ISSN 0307-1766. Retrieved 2016-09-08. 
  9. ^ "Introducing the 50 Most Powerful Moms of 2016". Retrieved 2016-09-08. 

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