Yang Lan

Chairperson, Sun Media Group and Sun Culture Foundation

Headshot photo of Yang Lan

Known as the Oprah of China, Yang Lan is one of the most powerful women in Chinese media. A pioneer of more open communications, she is the host of Yang Lan One on One, China’s longest-running talk show featuring interviews with leaders and celebrities from around the world. Another of her shows, Her Village, has developed into a multimedia outlet reaching a community of more than 200 million urban professional women. Yang is also co-founder and chair of Sun Media, a business empire spanning television, newspapers, magazines, and on-line publishing, as well as Sun Culture Foundation, which works to improve education and promote philanthropy in China. She has served as MC and moderator for many international events, including the APEC Women and the Economy Summit and the opening and closing ceremonies of the Beijing Olympic Games. Yang is currently a global ambassador and international board member for the Special Olympics, China’s first ambassador for UNICEF, and vice chair of China Charity Alliance.