Richard Liu is the founder of JD.com (NASDAQ:JD) and Joybuy.com, China's largest online retail sales company, and has been its Chairman and CEO since the company's inception. Mr. Liu has over 15 years of experience in the retail and e-commerce industries. In June 1998, Mr. Liu started a business in Beijing, primarily engaged in the distribution of magneto-optical products. In January 2004, Mr. Liu launched his first online retail website. He founded the company that eventually became JD.com later that year and has guided the company's development and growth since.