Michael Evans (rower)

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Olympic medal record
Men's rowing
Representing  Canada
Gold medal – first place 1984 Los Angeles Eights

J. Michael "Mike" Evans (born August 16, 1957 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian rower who has been a business executive at Goldman Sachs and Alibaba.

Evans was a member of the Canadian men's eights team that won the gold medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California. His twin brother Mark was on the same winning team. He is a graduate of Upper Canada College, Princeton University and Oxford University. He had also previously studied at University College, Oxford[1] where he rowed at the stroke oar for Oxford in the Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race.[2][3]

Evans was vice chairman of Goldman Sachs, chairman of Goldman Sachs Asia[4] and for 20 years a partner in the firm. In 2015, he was appointed president of Alibaba Group reporting to Daniel Zhang. Evans had served on the board of Alibaba since its September 2014 IPO and will continue on the board as a management member. He had known Alibaba founder Jack Ma since before 2005.[5] In the high-profile IPO, Goldman was one of six lead underwriters with Mark Schwartz, chairman of Goldman Asia Pacific, named as lead banker for Goldman in a lead-up New York Times report.[6]

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  1. ^ "Oxonian Olympians". University of Oxford. Retrieved August 15, 2012. 
  2. ^ Dheensaw, Cleve (March 4, 2013). "Victoria's Howard looks to stroke Oxford to victory in Boat Race". Victoria Times-Colonist. Retrieved March 30, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Canadian helps Oxford win annual University Boat Race over Cambridge". CBC Sports. The Canadian Press. March 31, 2013. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Michael Evans: A Closer Look at Goldman Sachs' New Wonder Boy". Wall Street Journal. January 27, 2011. 
  5. ^ Wong, Gillian, "Alibaba Group Names Michael Evans as President", Wall Street Journal, August 4, 2015. Retrieved 2015-08-06.
  6. ^ de la Merced, Michael J., "The Six Banks Leading Alibaba’s Giant I.P.O.", New York Times Dealbook, May 6, 2014. Retrieved 2015-08-06.