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Alibaba Global Leadership Academy

Alibaba Global Leadership Academy (AGLA)

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Alibaba Global Leadership Academy (AGLA)

Alibaba Global Leadership Academy (AGLA) is a transformational talent development program dedicated to fostering the future international leaders of Alibaba and of the new economy. Through job rotations at Alibaba core business units combined with classroom and experiential training, AGLA participants will graduate equipped to serve as Alibaba’s global business leaders and cultural ambassadors, linking international markets with what is soon to become the largest economy in the world – China. AGLA graduates will comprise the foundation for Alibaba’s international business expansion.

Participants will have the opportunity to live, work and thrive in China for 12 months as full-time Alibaba employees. Upon graduation from the program they will be assigned to an impactful businessrole in one of Alibaba’s global offices based on their interests, career alignment, and overall business need. All members will be provided with a competitive compensation and benefits package.

2017 Alibaba Global Leadership Academy (AGLA) Associate at Alibaba Group

Hangzhou, China

Jump-start your future with Alibaba’s Global Leadership Academy (AGLA). This 12-month transformational experience will help you uncover your potential to grow into a global leader, and take your passion to places you never thought possible.

AGLA is a premier leadership development program that crystalizes talented global young professionals into future leaders of one of the most innovative companies who comprise the future foundation of Alibaba’s global business expansion. Graduates will be equipped to be substantial contributors to the new economy and play a critical role in bridging one of the world’s largest economies, China, to the rest of the world.

As a selected participant of AGLA, you may expect:

  • A series of intense, challenging rotational assignments in the core businesses of Alibaba’s ecosystem (e-commerce, finance, logistics, cloud, etc.) in Hangzhou, China – Alibaba’s global headquarter
  • Tailored educational curriculum to learn about our businesses and culture
  • Engagement in a combination of short-term and long-term projects driven by business priorities that will make a valuable impact to the organization
  • High visibility to and direct mentorship from our senior leadership team
  • Dynamic networking and educational opportunities to share insights of regional markets
  • Placement into an impactful business role in one of our global locations based on participant interest, career alignment, and overall business need
  • Competitive compensation and benefits including structured global mobility services



  • Solid knowledge gained through working experiences in one of the following regions: United States, EMEA, India and Southeast Asia
  • A minimum of Bachelor’s degree from a top university with at least 3 years of work experience, preferably in one of the following areas: Business Development, Product Development, Marketing, Merchandising, E-commerce, Cross-border trade, Investment, Logistics, HR, Finance, PR, Legal and Intellectual Property, Government Relationship
  • Willingness to live and work in Hangzhou, China for at least 12 months
  • Relocation flexibility upon graduation from AGLA program
  • Ability to speak and write English fluently as a working language



  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  • The ability to dive deep into data and provide break-through business solutions
  • Demonstrated ability to influence across all levels of an organization
  • Bias for action and passion for rolling up sleeves and doing what it takes to “get it done”
  • Open-minded and a strong entrepreneurial spirit

Official Link: https://agla.alibaba.com

Apply Here

Deadline: ongoing


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