Rick Yan, MBA'89J


Chief Executive Officer
51job, Inc.

Rick Yan joined 51job as CEO in April 2000. He was an investor in the company at inception and served in an advisory function before joining the company.

Prior to becoming the CEO of 51job, Mr. Yan was a Director and Head of China Practice at Bain & Company, the international strategy consulting firm. Mr. Yan joined the firm in London in 1989, returned to Asia and set up the Hong Kong and Beijing offices in 1991 and 1993, respectively. In his 11-year tenure with Bain, Mr. Yan was widely acknowledged as an expert in the consumer products and technology sectors.

Mr. Yan has published his writings in various journals including two articles in the Harvard Business Review, and has spoken at various conferences including the Fortune Global Forum (Shanghai 1999), the Fortune CEO Roundtable, the Pacific Rim Forum, the Asia Venture Forum and the Economist Conferences.

Mr. Yan received his MBA with distinction from INSEAD in France, and his M.Phil. and B.Sc. in Engineering from the University of Hong Kong. Prior to Bain, Mr. Yan worked for Hewlett-Packard in Hong Kong for four years and was awarded Marketing Executive of the Year.

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Mr. Yan is fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese and English.

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