Yan Mei

Yan Mei

Senior Partner, Chair of China

After a distinguished career serving major international media companies for more than twenty years, Mei Yan (last name Mei, first name Yan) joined Brunswick Group in 2013. As Senior Partner and Chair of China, she oversees Brunswick’s China business and acts as a counselor to senior executives.

Yan advises major global corporations with a particular focus on public affairs, government engagement, mergers & acquisitions, and corporate reputation management as well as crisis and issues management. She provides counsel to senior management of foreign companies as they position their organizations in China and leaders of Chinese companies going global.

Yan joined Brunswick from Viacom International Media Networks, where she was Managing Director of Greater China and Chief Representative of Viacom Asia. Previously, Yan held a series of China-based senior positions at Turner International Asia Pacific, News Corp., and its STAR Group.

Yan worked as a journalist for ITN and CNN for more than a decade, winning three Emmy Awards in that time.

In addition to her role at Brunswick, she serves as a senior advisor at global investment firm KKR, sits on the board of French global automotive supplier Faurecia and is an international council member of the British Council’s Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre.

Today, she is a regular speaker at preeminent events, including the Hamburg Summit and POWER Shanghai. She is a Vice-Chair of the board of The Golden Bridges Foundation and the China Women’s Club. Born in Beijing, Yan holds two Master’s degrees in International Relations and Political Science from Columbia University, New York, and a Master in Advanced Russian Area Studies from Hunter College at the City University of New York. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Russian Language and Literature from Beijing Normal University.