Oct 20, 2015 (LBO) – China’s business tycoon Alibaba founder Jack Ma, has been appointed as the adviser to British Prime Minister David Cameron, Cameron’s spokeswoman said.
“Ma will provide particular help and advice on how to get small- and medium-sized British businesses boosting their exports and in particular accessing Chinese markets through platforms like Alibaba.” she said.
The news came day before a four-day state visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to Britain.
The UK will see more than 30 billion British Pounds worth of trade and investment deals completed, creating over 3,900 jobs across the UK through this visit, UK’s PM office said in a statement.
“Amongst the industries benefitting is retail with over 1 billion British Pounds in export deals to be agreed, which will see UK based companies expand their global footprint into China.” the statement further said.