Yan Gao

Yan Gao
Class of 2017 Fellow

Yan Gao

Brand General Manager
L'Oreal
Shanghai, China
Education
  • Dual BBA, Business Administration, Tongji University and Reims Management School
  • MS, Marketing Management, Ecole Superieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales
Yan has over 10 years of experience at L’Oréal Group, the world’s leading cosmetics company. She started her career in marketing, cultivating strong consumer insights. Yan next moved to Lancôme headquarters in Paris, where she gained deep knowledge about brand building, product development, and integrated marketing strategies. She then moved back to Asia as an area manager in charge of multiple L’Oréal brands, including Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, and Shu Uemura. In this role, Yan led diversified sales teams in more than 10 Asian countries. With her rounded exposure to marketing and the commercial arena, Yan joined L’Oréal China as brand general manager. She was responsible for driving business, delivering top-line results, improving profitability, and exploring new business models.