Managing Director, Netherlands, Alibaba Group
Roland Palmer is British and lives in the Netherlands. He joined Alibaba in March 2016 and is responsible for managing the markets in Netherlands and Belgium. Before Alibaba, Roland spent six years in non-food retail, the last four as CEO of Blokker Holding, a holding company of 10 chains consisting of 2,200 shops and an annual turnover of more than €2B. Before his career in retail, Roland worked at Bain & Company consultants as well as at Coca-Cola and at Unilever. Roland has an MBA from IMD in Switzerland and graduated from Oxford University in England.