(Yicai Global) Nov. 25 -- The Chinese Academy of Engineering has elected Chairman of Alibaba Group Technology Committee and founder of Alibaba Cloud, Wang Jian as an academician.
The organization also appointed EtownIP Microelectronics (Beijing) Chairman Wu Hanming alongside Wang as fellows from private companies.
The Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering announced the results of their selections on Nov. 22. The first added 94 new academicians and the second 75, with 29 of them foreign-nationals
Wang was born in October 1962. He joined Alibaba as the chief architect in September 2008, and led the research and development of 'Feitian,' China's only self-developed cloud operating system. Wang was the executive vice president of Microsoft Research Asia before joining Alibaba.
Born in June 1952, Wu, who graduated from the University of Science and Technology of China, is a chip etching expert. He has overseen key nanotechnology projects.
The engineering academy also accepted 29 academicians from Norway, the US, Canada, Japan, Russia and other countries into its ranks.
The Chinese Academy of Sciences has 833 academicians overall, with 108 of them foreign. The Chinese Academy of Engineering has 924 fellows in all, of whom 93 hail from abroad.
Editor: Ben Armour