Michael Zeisser

Former Chairman, U.S. Investments for Alibaba Group

Michael Zeisser is a longstanding investor in founder-led disruptive growth companies, with a particular focus on experience economy companies and consumer marketplaces. Until April 2018, he was Chairman, U.S. Investments for Alibaba Group and led Alibaba’s strategic investments outside of Asia. Mr. Zeisser joined Alibaba in 2013 prior to its historic IPO and was Alibaba’s most senior executive in the Americas. Before Alibaba Group, Mr. Zeisser spent almost a decade working at Liberty Media Corporation, where he led investments in digital media, online gaming, and commerce. Prior to joining Liberty Media in 2003, he was a partner at McKinsey & Company in New York.

Mr. Zeisser has considerable governance experience, currently serves on the boards of Shutterfly and a number of privately held companies, and has previously served on the boards of Trip Advisor, IAC, TIME Inc. and XO Group. Mr. Zeisser graduated from the University of Strasbourg, France and the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.