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Ms. Annabelle Yu Long, a member of Bertelsmann Group Management Committee, is the Chief Executive Officer of Bertelsmann China Corporate Center and the Founding and Managing Partner of Bertelsmann Asia Investments (BAI). Ms. Long sits on the board of Tapestry Inc. (NYSE: TPR, its portfolio includes Coach, Stuart Weitzman and Kate Spade), BitAuto (NYSE: BITA), CDEL (NYSE: DL), iClick (NASDAQ:ICLK), Meili Inc., Bigo Live, 352air, TanTan and Jike.
Ms. Long was named a Young Global Leader (YGL) by World Economic Forum. She is the first person to join YGL’s Advisory Council from China and also serves as a member of its Global Agenda Council on the Future of Media, Entertainment & Information. Ms. Long was named Fortune China’s 25 Most Powerful Women in Business of 2017 and 2016 ChinaVenture – Financial Times China Top Investor.
Ms. Long holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BSEE from the University of Electronic Science and Technology in China.
Ms. Long joined Bertelsmann in New York in 2005 and worked as a Principal at Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments prior to founding BAI. Before joining Bertelsmann, Ms. Long started her career as a TV anchor and became a producer with a variety of highly rated, award-winning television and radio programs in China.
Bertelsmann is a media, services and education company that operates in about 50 countries around the world. It includes the broadcaster RTL Group, the trade book publisher Penguin Random House, the magazine publisher Gruner + Jahr, the music company BMG, the service provider Arvato, the Bertelsmann Printing Group, the Bertelsmann Education Group, and Bertelsmann Investments, an international network of funds. Annabelle is a Fellow of the sixth class of the China Fellowship Program and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.