Jean Liu

Independent Director

Jean Liu


Jean Liu is the President of DiDi Chuxing. Working with Cheng Wei, founder and CEO of DiDi, Jean led DiDi to become the world’s largest multi - modal mobile transportation platform delivering over 10 billion trips a year to 550 million users across Asia, Latin America and Australia. She champions a more collaborative approach for the new tech sector to work with policymakers, public transit bodies and the automotive industry to address the world’s mobility, environmental and employment challenges.

Jean Liu is also an advocate for women’s empowerment in the tech and sharing economy sectors, in part through DiDi Women’s Network, the first women’s development program in the Chinese internet sector. 

Jean Liu was featured on Fortune’s Most Powerful Women International List from 2016 to 2019, and Finance Asia’s The Region’s Top Entrepreneurs list in 2019. She was included on the TIME 100 list of the world’s most influential people and was honored by Asia Society as an Asia Game Changer in 2017. In 2016, she was named on Fast Company’s World’s Most Creative People in Business List.

Jean Liu received a bachelor’s degree from Peking University and a master’s degree from Harvard University, both in Computer Science, and earned an honorary doctorate in Commercial Science from New York University. She is a founding member of the advisory board of the Bloomberg New Economy Forum and a member of the Asia Society’s Board of Trustees. 


Jean Liu was appointed as a Director of Kering at the Combined General Meeting on June 16, 2020. Her term of office will expire at the Annual General Meeting called to approve the financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2023.