Annie Jie Xu is U.S. general manager of Alibaba.com, Americas, responsible for the operation of the U.S. office located in Santa Clara, California. One of the most rewarding parts of her job is helping start-ups succeed by enabling them to source products and supplies for their new enterprises. Annie is a native of Shanghai, China, and received a bachelor of science in economics from the University of California, Berkeley. She was named “Top 100 Women of Influence” by Silicon Valley Business Journal in 2013