Jean Liu currently serves as president of Didi Chuxing, the world’s largest ride-sharing company. She joined the company in 2014 as C.O.O. and led immense fundraising efforts to facilitate the merger between Didi Dache and Kuaidi Dache, creating Didi Chuxing. The fundraising included a $1 billion investment from Apple. She raised $13 billion for Didi Chuxing from investors including Alibaba, Tencent, Baidu and Apple. In Time magazine’s “The 100 Most Influential People” feature, Apple C.E.O, Tim Cook wrote about her, “Jean Liu is a disrupter, and not only through her ambitious effort to change the way people in China commute, travel, and connect with one another. . . . [She] has built a transportation platform that offers convenience and flexibility to tens of millions of commuters.”
Prior to her career at Didi Chuxing, Jean obtained a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Peking University in Beijing, and then received a master’s degree in computer science from Harvard. Following graduation, she joined Goldman Sachs and rose to become one of the youngest managing directors in the bank’s history.
Among her many accolades, Jean has been recognized as one of the “50 Most Powerful Moms” by Working Mother.