Jan Philipp Pöter

Head of Cross Border at Daraz



Jan is an experienced executive setting up and running businesses in emerging markets with a focus on Asia. Previously with Alibaba Group in Hangzhou, China, he focused on the company’s international expansion, including ventures across Southeast Asia and Europe. As current Head of Cross Border Trade, Localisation & Private Label of Daraz Group (Alibaba Group), Jan is part of Daraz’ senior management team. His portfolio includes a wide range from heading international trade to creating offline presences across Daraz’ five markets (Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Myanmar & Nepal). With a passion for, and background in, public policy, Jan’s perspective extends beyond purely commercial aspects to the contribution e-commerce and digitalization deliver to emerging economies. Jan is originally from Germany and holds master’s degrees from Peking University and the London School of Economics & Political Science.