Ant Financial Appoints Jonathan Zhou as General Counsel

Ant Financial Services Group has announced that Mr. Jonathan Zhou, founding partner of Fangda Partners, a leading Chinese law firm, will soon join the company as General Counsel. In this role, Mr. Zhou will be responsible for the company’s legal and compliance functions, reporting directly to Mr. Leiming Chen, Senior Vice President who oversees the legal, compliance and anti-money laundering functions at Ant Financial.

Graduating from Fudan University with a bachelor’s degree in Economic Law in 1993, Mr. Zhou served various renowned clients, in China and globally, across multiple high-profile matters over the past 20 years. He is widely recognized as one of the leading legal practitioners with extensive experience and expertise in capital markets and M&A transactions. In 2012, Mr. Zhou was awarded the "Outstanding Contributions to the Legal Profession Award" by Chambers Asia, one of many accolades he has received over the years. He has worked closely with both Ant Financial and Alibaba Group.

“Ant Financial has always attached great importance to legal and compliance functions. It will further strengthen our capabilities in these areas as Jonathan joins us, which will continue to facilitate the development of our global business in compliance with relevant laws and regulations and enable us to better serve consumers and small and micro businesses across the world,” said Mr. Leiming Chen.

Ant Financial Services Group is an innovative technology provider that aims to bring inclusive financial services to the world. As a member of the Alibaba digital economy, Ant Financial is working hand in hand with Alibaba Group to make it easy to do business anywhere across the world. Through our innovative technologies, Ant Financial is committed to helping global consumers and small-and-micro enterprises gain access to inclusive financial services that are secure, green, and sustainable, creating greater value for society and bringing equal opportunities to the world.