Chief Sustainability Officer, Ant International & Senior Vice President, Ant Group
Mr. Leiming CHEN has also been Ant Group Senior Vice President since March 2016, responsible for International Public Policy and Government Affairs of Ant Group. He is also the Chief Sustainability Officer of Ant International Business Group, where he leads the ESG initiatives and the implementation of the sustainable development strategy of Ant Group’s international businesses.
Mr. Chen joined Ant Group in March 2016 and served as the General Counsel from March 2016 to May 2020. In his day-to-day responsibilities, Mr. Chen undertakes a broad range of regulatory engagement in connection with our Group's international business activities. Prior to joining us, Mr. Chen was a partner and head of China practice at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, a New York-based international law firm, where he worked on a variety of equity and debt offerings and mergers and acquisitions involving primarily PRC companies, including his lead role in advising Alibaba in its initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange in 2014. Mr. Chen has extensive experience in corporate governance and regulatory matters. Mr. Chen is qualified to practice law in the State of New York and is a solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong. Mr. Chen obtained a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University in Toronto, Canada.