Diane Wang

Founder and Chairperson, DHgate

Diane Wang is founder and chairperson of DHgate, one of the leading B2B cross border e-commerce platform in China founded in 2004. By connecting micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) from every corner of the world with high quality products, DHgate takes a stand for fair world trade, upholds diversity and creativity.

Diane has leveraged over 30 years of business and digital experience to drive DHgate’s mission to empower every people through digitalization. The critical focus is accelerating digital transformation for MSMEs and partners, and empowering women and societies through digital inclusion Under her leadership, the company has actively engaged 2 .2
million sellers and 31 million buyers from 222 countries regions, with 32 million products available.

Before this, she served as the youngest senior executive at Microsoft China and the only female with a high position at Cisco. In 1999, as the first generation of e-commerce entrepreneurs in China, she established Joyo.com, China’s first B2C trading platform.

Diane is passionate about driving the digital inclusion agenda for MSMEs and women, collaborating with international associations and agencies. She is Co-chair of Business 20 (Italy’s Digital Transformation Task Force Convenor of APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) Inclusion Working Group Chair of APEC Women Leadership Summit BRICS Women’s Business Alliance Chinese National Chapter Member Member of High level Advisory Council of World Internet Conference and Chair of 50 Cross border E-Commerce Leaders in China, to name just a few of her external positions.