Alibaba Group has announced the appointment of Jodee Kozlak as global senior vice president of human resources.

Kozlak will be responsible for helping to build Alibaba Group’s international leadership team as the company continues to expand globally. She will jointly report to Alibaba Group deputy chief people officer, Jane Jiang and to Alibaba Group president, Michael Evans.

A press release issued by the company stated Kozlak’s appointment highlights Alibaba Group’s strong commitment to globalising its business.

"The company has made growing its business outside of China a top priority, and is also committed to significantly increasing cross-border trade between China and key markets," it stated.

Kozlak previously served as executive vice president and chief human resources officer for Target Corporation. She was also a member of Target’s executive leadership team for ten years.

“Jodee is a proven leader who brings world-class business building experience, strategic talent management and leadership skills to Alibaba,” said Evans.

“She is an important addition to Alibaba as we continue to internationalise our company, and her deep experience across a diverse set of disciplines will be invaluable as we continue to build our global team. Jodee will help to promote and preserve Alibaba’s proven winning culture.”

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