Mr . Richard Liu Qiangdong is a famous entrepreneur based in China. He is both the Chief Executive Officer and founder of a very prominent electronic commerce platform in China famous as JD.com. The company provides its services to millions of customers all over the world. Richard Liu was born in Jiangsu province which is located in China. His parents who specialized in the transport of coal by use of ship always advised Richard on being hardworking and giving special attention to education. Despite studying Sociology at the people’s University of China, Richard Liu had the passion for computers and he therefore decoded to train himself on how to code computer programs.
After he was done with his higher education, Richard Liu Qiangdong secured employment with the Japan Life company which dealt with natural supplements. During his time in Japan Life, Richard Liu showcased his special skills in computers and this led to his promotion to become the head of computers in the company. Having a passion in entrepreneurship, Richard Liu decided to start his own company. He started in a small store in Beijing where he was selling magneto-optical products. He devoted himself to offer the customers with excellent and reliable services. The competition from other sellers was very stiff but Richard Liu succeeded by offering only the legitimate products. He also ensured that he won the loyalty of his numerous clients.
Richard Liu Qiangdong transformed his small retail store into a retail store after a period of five years and then branded it Jingdong. Liu Qiangdong’s business thrived so fast and grew to be very successful. After some time, China experienced the SARS outbreak which brought a big turn over to most retail businesses. Richard Liu’s business overcame the challenge and decided to take a different path. From then he shifted his business to work partially online. He started providing some of his services online but after a period of two years, he started operating fully online. His now fully online platform was named 360Buy Jingdong. The business continued to expand rapidly and had various other venders who joined as partners. This led to the birth of the famous JD.com.
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