Sina Tech, 3/16/17
Jon Liao (Liao Jianwen), associate dean and professor of strategic innovation and startup management at the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in Beijing, is reportedly planning to step down from his academic positions and join Chinese B2C e-commerce platform JD.com (Nasdaq: JD) as chief strategy officer (CSO). Liao confirmed his retirement plans with online media outlet Sina Tech, but JD.com declined to comment on whether Liao would be joining the company.
A source close to JD.com's management team reportedly confirmed that Liao would be joining JD.com as CSO.
Professor Liao's professional experience includes work experience in the North America and Asia-Pacific regions. Liao is well-known for inter-disciplinary research and education in the fields of strategy, innovation, and entrepreneurship, where his work has focused on the interaction between sectors of the new and traditional economy.