Women in finance: Lucy Peng

FinanceAsia's series on influential women in the region's financial services sector continues with the CEO of Ant Financial, which handles Alibaba's online payments.

Women in finance: Lucy Peng

Lucy Peng, arguably Alibaba’s most powerful woman, deserves to be on this list for her achievements at the e-commerce giant alone.

The former economics teacher joined the company in its earliest stages just after Jack Ma a former English teacher himself founded the company in 1999 with just $60,000. Peng met Ma through her husband, who worked with Ma and would eventually go on to run Taobao, Alibaba’s version of Ebay. She joined as a...

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