Roland Palmer has been leading Alipay Europe since summer 2018. During
his time at the helm of Alipay Europe, Roland has steadily grown the brand and
its transactions figures across key markets in Europe, including France, the
U.K., Germany and Italy. Roland has been instrumental in helping Alipay to
target key areas in Europe which see large Chinese tourist footfall to try and
increase merchant adoption of the Alipay payments system. In addition to his
role with Alipay, Roland has been a director for Alibaba since March 2016;
responsible for managing the Benelux markets.
Before Alibaba, Roland spent six years in non-food retail, the last four
as CEO of Blokker Holding, a holding company of 10 chains consisting of 2,200
shops and an annual turnover of more than €2B. Before his career in retail,
Roland worked at Bain & Company consultants as well as at Coca-Cola and at
Unilever. Roland has an MBA from IMD in Switzerland and graduated from Oxford
University in England.
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