Wang Licheng, former chief executive officer of, has reportedly joined as senior director for the site's home improvement and lifestyle business.

Wang will report to Wang Yulei, president of Alibaba's

Wang previously worked for retailers B&Q China and the Home Depot China in the operations departments. At the beginning of 2008, he joined Dongfang Fengxing Group to lead the operation and management of He once served as vice president of Dongfang Fengxing Group and chief executive officer of

The home improvement business is one of the focuses for e-commerce site in 2014. The company previously announced plans to provide free-of-charge home supplies delivery and installation services in 100 cities in China. With this move, hopes to expand its Internet sales share in this important marketplace.


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