Lan Yang

Ms. Yang is a leading television anchor in China. She was also the co-founder of Sun Media Investment Holdings Ltd, one of China’s most prominent private media groups. The business covers television production, newspaper and magazines, as well as on-line publishing.

In 2005, she founded Sun Culture Foundation with a mission to promote the relief of poverty, advancement of education, and understandings across civilizations.

Ms. Yang received her bachelor degree in English Language & Literature from Beijing Foreign Studies University and acquired her master degree in International Affairs from Columbia University, New York, USA.  She won national fame in 1990 by hosting “Zheng Da Variety Show” on CCTV. Her renowned programme Yang Lan One On One is popular with Chinese audience across the world. Her lately launched talk show “Her Village”, targeting at the rising urban woman population, has opened new horizon.

In 1999 and 2001, Ms. Yang was named by Asiaweek magazine as one of the “Leaders in Society and Culture in Asia” and one of the “Movers and Shapers of the 21st Century China” respectively.  Ms. Yang also received the “Chinese Women of the Year” award in 2001 and “Top Ten Woman Entrepreneurs” award in 2002.

In 2001, Ms. Yang served as a Goodwill Ambassador for Beijing’s bidding for the 2008 Olympic Games and as one of the speakers in the final presentation to the International Olympic Committee in Moscow, where Beijing won the bidding. She actively serves as goodwill ambassador on several national charity foundations, promoting environmental protection, education and blood donation.

Since March 2003, Ms. Yang has been serving as a member of the 10th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).

Since 2005, Ms.Yang Lan has been serving as a member for the Columbia University International Advisory Council (IAC).

Source: University Programs and Events Planning Resources, September 2006