Yan Zhao is the Chief Writer of Road to Innovation. The Documentary is a key project of CCTV for 2015 and coproduced with National Department of Technology of P. R China. It is about global entrepreneurship and innovation. The documentary filmed more than 10 most innovative countries and talked with those most innovative minds globally and including founder of Facebook Mark Zukerberg, CEO of Y-Combinator, policy makers from Europe to America, more than 15 Nobel laureates and most innovative star ups.
Before this project, Yan has been a financial columnist & writer for premier international and local medias for ten years, including Reuters/Financial Times/Investor Journal and the China Dealmaker. She coveres macro economics\financial policy\techlnology and keeps getting appraisal from principal Chinese economic scholars & officials.
She supervised Reuters Beijing reporting team from 2002 to 2005 and took the responsibility of establishing & maintaining relationship with key central government institutions such as China Central Bank. She interviewed more than 100 central government officials and top business figures such as CEO of Fortune 500, Chairman of Chinese blue-chip firms, and coordinated an exclusive interview with Premier Minister Wen Jiabao by the Reuters Chief-Editor in 2004.
She was a reporter of Special Correspondent Department of Guangzhou Daily News group. Achieved Guangzhou News Awards 1999/2000 in the first-year.
She was Shell student manager trainee before graduation and Chief editor of campus magazine. She is a major of Law in International Politics and minor of economics of Peking University.