Dr. Jack Gao is CEO of Wanda Group’s Global Film Division, Wanda Film Holding. Wanda Film Holding includes separately-listed Wanda Cinema Line (quoted on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange), AMC Entertainment (listed on the NYSE) and well as unlisted Chinese and distribution business Wanda Media, the privately held Wanda Qingdao Studios complex, and Hoyts, the Australian cinema chain and distribution company.
Dr. Gao joined Wanda after serving as Senior Corporate Vice President for News Corporation (NYSE: NWS) from 2006 to 2014. His roles at News Corporation included serving as CEO, News Corporation China Investments (2010 – 2014); CEO, Star TV China Co. (2006~2010); Chairman, MySpace China (200 – 2010) and Chief Representative, News Corporation Beijing Representative Office (2006 – 2014). Dr. Gao directed News Corporation’s strategy, government relations, business developments, strategic investments and Star TV’s overall sales, distribution and production operations in China. He also was a member of the Board of Directors of Bona Film Group when News Corp. was a strategic investor in Bona.
Today, Dr. Gao is on the Boards of AirMedia (NASDAQ:AMCN), Beijing Vantone Industrial Co. Ltd. (CN Stock code: 600246,), and Beijing Weiying (WeChat Film) Co. Dr. Gao has served as an Assistant Professor in Engineering as a faculty member of the Harbin Institute of Technology in China, and an Adjunct Professor for the Business School at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His book “Experience Microsoft” (2003) has a wide readership in China IT communities.
Dr. Gao graduated from the Harbin Intsitute of Technology and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. Degrees in Engineering.