Ms. Kan, aged 67, has been an Independent Director of the Company since 25 August 2014 and was appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director on 27 May 2015. She is responsible for giving independent strategic advice and guidance on the business and operations of the Group.
Ms. Kan is an Emmy-winning television host and producer with extensive experience in the entertainment industry. In 1972, she established Yue-Sai Kan Productions and created her first major U.S. television production, a weekly series called “Looking East”. In 1986, she produced and hosted the television series “One World” on China’s national television network, CCTV. Ms. Kan has produced a number of documentaries, including “China Walls and Bridges”, which earned her an Emmy, as well as “Journey through a Changing China” and the series “Mini Dragons” “Doing Business in Asia”, and “Seeking Miss China,” among others.
Ms. Kan created the cosmetics company and brand “Yue-Sai” in 1992, which was acquired by L’Oreal in 2004. She is now the Honorary Vice Chairman of L’Oreal China. She launched the House of Yue-Sai lifestyle stores in 2007 to cater to China’s growing middle class. She is also an author of nine best-selling books. She is also the National Director of Miss Universe China and produces its annual pageant as a major charity event in China.
Ms. Kan graduated from the Brigham Young University in Hawaii with a Bachelor of Arts in May 1969. Ms. Kan has served as the International Ambassador of the Shanghai International Film Festival since 2006.