The White House chief of staff is the highest ranking official in the presidential office of the United States. He is often called “the second most powerful person in Washington.
However, JD’s chief of staff appears to have limited responsibilities.According to the internal announcement, Chen Shengqiang, as chief of staff of JD Group, was only responsible for assisting Liu Qiangdong to better manage the digital department of JD, and had no clear right to advise other parts of JD’s business.
How to arrange the next step?Of course it remains to be seen.What is certain, however, is that Mr Chen, who single-handedly built JD.com’s digital division, has stepped back from the front line of business and will move into a new management consulting role as Mr Liu’s new “chief of staff”.
What role does Li Yayun play?
So who will replace Chan as CEO?
Li Yayun is the only female executive Liu Qiangdong trusts among the many female executives who worked at JD.com, according to a report by Market World.And the original jingdong chief human resources officer long rain, the original open platform division general manager Kate kui jingdong mall, as well as the original jingdong group market Xiong Qingyun, vice President has left the company.
In addition to serving as chief compliance officer of JD Group, Li also serves as chairman of the supervisory board of JD Digital Division.Within JD Digital, her role has been to establish effective compliance and internal controls to prevent policy-based risks from impacting the business.
Therefore, Li Yayun was appointed by Liu Qiangdong to take charge of the daily operation and management of Jingdong Digital Division when the “advertising gate” incident of Jingdong Digital Division was still fermenting. There must be deep meaning in it.
First, the three fintech giants originally planned to go public one after another this year. Lufax went public ahead of schedule. After Ant Group postponed its listing, JD Digital’s listing plan was also put on hold indefinitely.
Second, the financial regulatory environment is gradually stricter, and compliance has become the bottom line for many fintech companies.Although the “advertising gate” incident of JD Digital Branch is not enough for the CEO in terms of business decisions, JD Group’s unusually two consecutive public apologies at such a sensitive moment cannot be said to be due to Liu Qiangdong’s overreaction, but to the fact that financial technology enterprises have tightened their nerves on compliance in an overall way.
From this perspective, Li Yayun, who has long been engaged in legal compliance work, is clearly more suitable for Liu Qiangdong’s choice.After all, in the current environment of tighter financial regulation, corporate compliance is the first priority and development is only the second.