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President, DiDi Chuxing

Jean Liu is the president of DiDi Chuxing, the leading Chinese ride-hailing platform, currently facing a regulatory crisis. Liu, daughter of Lenovo founder Liu Chuanzhi, joined DiDi in 2014, after working at Goldman Sachs for more than a decade. She became DiDi’s public face, securing investments and championing its global expansion. But the company ran into trouble with the Chinese government, following its $4.4 billion initial public offering in New York, reportedly made without Beijing’s approval. Regulators launched a data-security review, pulled DiDi apps from Chinese stores, and banned new user registration.

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