Yang Lan

Chairperson, Sun Media Group

Speaker Bio

Yang Lan is a household name in China, as a leading broadcast journalist and media entrepreneur. She is the chairperson of Sun Media Group. Her signature program Yang Lan One on One has interviewed more than 1200 movers and shapers around the world. She founded Her Village Media and Education Group, a platform reaching tens of millions for women’s empowerment and gender equality.


She is the only person to have represented Beijing twice for its successful Olympic biddings. She was named as Goodwill Ambassador for 2010 Shanghai Expo. She is a Global Ambassador and International Board Member for the Special Olympics Movement and the vice-chairman of China Charity Alliance.


Ms. Yang was honored with many awards, including Columbia University SIPA’s “Global Leadership Award”, the “National Philanthropy Award”, “Women’s Achievement Award” by All-China Women's Federation, “40 Returned Scholars in 40 Years of China’s Reform and Opening-up”, “70 Returned Scholars in 70 Years”, the Paley Center for Media and AOL’s “Makers” award. She is one of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women by Forbes.