italki Welcomes New Advisor

Shanghai, China (PressExposure) November 20, 2008 -- italki, one of the world's leading language learning social networks, announced that Porter Erisman has joined italki's Board of Advisors. Erisman brings to italki his extensive experience in helping create the world's largest cross-border ecommerce platform serving over 32 million users across 240 countries and regions.

During his eight years at Alibaba Group, Erisman held a number of senior positions, including Vice President for Corporate Affairs and Vice President of International Marketing and Website Operations. Alibaba Group owns and operates top B2B site Alibaba (HK: 1688), Yahoo! China, as well as China's leading auction site Taobao. Porter has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from Kellogg at Northwestern.

Erisman will advise italki on ecommerce and marketing strategy. italki's President and COO Eric Pang said, "Porter's extensive experience in international marketing and his critical role in leading Alibaba onto the world stage will be invaluable to italki as we expand globally." William Bao Bean, italki board member and angel investor, said, "With Porter's help we hope to join the small group of leading Internet brands to have originated in China." During his eight years at Alibaba Group, Erisman held a number of senior positions, including Vice President for Corporate Affairs and Vice President of International Marketing and Website Operations. Alibaba Group owns and operates top B2B site Alibaba (HK: 1688), Yahoo! China, as well as China's leading auction site Taobao. Porter has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from Kellogg at Northwestern.

About italki

italki.com is a free language learning website utilizing Web 2.0 technology to create a global community of language learners. Since its December 2006 launch, italki has become one of the largest and fastest growing sites for online language learning covering over 100 languages and over 200 countries worldwide. italki aims to become the leading platform for online language learning. For further information, please visit http://www.italki.com

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Press Release Submitted On: November 20, 2008 at 4:56 am
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