Jane Sun is the Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Ctrip.com International Ltd., the largest online travel agency in China and Asia and the second largest in the world.
Having studied in the US and witnessing the Silicon Valley boom, Ms. Sun returned to China to join Crip 2005, with a firm belief in the capacity of tourism to promote understanding and exchange, and advance peaceful development. She first joined the company as Chief Financial Officer, later serving as Chief Operating Officer and Co-President, before moving into the CEO role in 2016.
In the years since Ms. Sun joined, Ctrip has experienced considerable growth in market capitalization, from about $1 billion to $30 billion, and has continued to expand its global footprint swiftly. Founded in 1999 with the mission of making travel more pleasant, the company effectively adapted to the rise of mobile Internet to grow from a small tech company into a one-stop-shop for travel services, serving 300 million users worldwide. She leads Ctrip to extend global presence by investing in the British travel search company Skyscanner and India’s largest online travel company MakeMyTrip, and launching its international brand Trip.com, serving customers from all over the world.
As the only female CEO in China’s high-tech industry, Ms. Sun proactively advocates gender equality, and has made it her mission to empower women to achieve balance and success in both their career and family life. For example, Ctrip is the first company in China and the third in the world to offer oocyte cryopreservation as an employee benefit. Other female friendly policies include birth gifts and commuter benefits for pregnant workers. At Ctrip, over half of the total workforce and 1/3 of VPs are women.
Ms. Sun is renowned for her extensive experience in operating and managing online travel businesses, mergers and acquisitions, and financial reporting and operations, and has received numerous accolades for her work in the industry. She was recently appointed Vice Chairman of the World Travel & Tourism Council and JPMorgan Asian Advisory Board member. Forbes named her one of the Emergent 25 Asia’s Latest Star Businesswomen in 2018, and one of the Most Influential and Outstanding Businesswomen in China in 2017. She was also selected by Fortune as one of the Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Business, and by FastCompany as one of the Most Creative People in Business in 2017. During her tenure at Ctrip, she also won the Institutional Investor Awards for Best CEO and Best CFO.
Before joining Ctrip, Ms. Sun was head of the SEC and External Reporting Division of Applied Materials, Inc. since 1997. Prior to that, she was an audit manager at KPMG LLP in Silicon Valley, California. She is a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a State of California Certified Public Accountant. Ms. Sun earned her Bachelor’s degree from the business school of the University of Florida, and graduated with high distinction. She also attended Peking University Law School, where she obtained her LLM degree.