Yu Yongfu, the newly appointed CEO of Alibaba
Yu plans to reorganize the local life services sector of the company into ten business units including five consumer-facing business units, four enterprise-facing segments and one infrastructure service unit for logistic support.
The five consumer-facing business units include business centers dedicated to store-to-store and home-to-home needs, a marketing brand cooperation business center, in addition to local retail and local retail supermarkets. At present, the most significant business center is the home-to-home business service, since the other three unit leaders except the store-to-store business center need to report to the home-to-home business leader.
The four enterprise-facing segments include home and store teams, life services, a business efficiency product center and a business promotion center. A person familiar with Alibaba
While adjusting the units, Yu Yongfu also proposed to establish an “L-shaped organizational structure”. Some people in the department believe that the structure means that all businesses are vertically integrated on a functional middle platform. Others think that it is about the development route of executives.
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