Yang Lan is a household name in China, as a leading broadcast journalist and media entrepreneur. She is the cofounder and Chairperson of Sun Media Group and Sun Culture Foundation, non-profit organization aiming to improve education and promote philanthropy.
She once created and hosted China’s longest-running in-depth talk show, “Yang Lan One on One”, accumulating more than 700 interviews with leaders from around the world. Upon launching Sun TV in 2000, a Greater China first documentary satellite channel with her husband Dr. Bruno Wu, she created “Her Village”, a TV talk show geared towards Chinese urban female audience, which was developed into a multimedia community to empower women.
She is deeply involved in goodwill and charitable work in China. She is currently the Global Ambassador for the Special Olympics Movement and the first Chinese UNICEF Ambassador, the Co-Chair of Lincoln Center China Advisory Council, and the Vice-Chairman of China Charity Alliance. She’s ranked #100 World’s Most Powerful Women in Forbes.