Erisman is also the bestselling author of Alibaba's World: How a Remarkable Chinese Company is Changing the Face of Global Business. Most recently, he is the author of Six Billion Shoppers: the Companies Winning the Global E-Commerce Boom. An expert on e-commerce in emerging markets, he has consulted to e-commerce companies in Africa, Asia and Latin America and has spoken at high-profile industry events in more than thirty countries.
Porter is passionate about projects that combine creativity and innovation to deliver a positive social impact. With an insatiable travel bug, he particularly enjoys working in cross-cultural and international environments.
Porter Erisman spent eight years inside China's Alibaba Group working as a vice-president in a variety of marketing and operational roles. After leaving the company, he went on to make a documentary film about the experience (Crocodile in the Yangtze) and spent two years touring the world with the film, screening it to audiences is 20 countries.
In May 2015 he released a book on the same topic, 'Alibaba's World', which has been translated into 12 languages and was selected by the Wall Street Journal as one of the Best Business Books of 2015.
Currently Porter spends most of his time on speaking engagements and most recently released his latest book, Six Billion Shoppers.