Fan Luyuan
Alibaba Pictures

Alibaba Pictures Group


Chairman / CEO

Fan was unknown to the creative sector before taking over as chairman and CEO of Alibaba Pictures in 2017. Shortly after, he also became the overall head of parent company Alibaba’s digital media and entertainment group, further consolidating power by taking over as video hosting service Youku’s chairman in December. This ensured that Alibaba regained a majority shareholding in separately listed Alibaba Pictures. A 10-year veteran of Alibaba with a reputation for getting things done, Fan’s emphasis is on creating a digital infrastructure, distribution and data giant rather than creatively leading the industry. And the company’s deep pockets make it a likely survivor of China’s current film-industry storm, and the growing media emphasis on big data may increasingly vindicate his way of thinking.


  • Tao Piao Piao
  • Alibaba Digital Media and Entertainment Group


  • Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (Beijing, China)

Variety Honors

  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
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Alibaba Pictures Adds Fan Luyuan as CEO

Alibaba Pictures Adds Fan Luyuan as CEO

Alibaba Pictures Group has appointed Fan Luyuan as its CEO and chairman of the company's executive committee. He takes over the two titles from Yu Yongfu, who was appointed in December as APG's multi-titled supremo.Fan will report to Yu, who still retains four other job titles at APG, including executive chairman and executive director. Yu is stepping aside in order to pursue his leadership of the wider matrix of digital entertainment and media operations at parent company Alibaba.Fan first joined...


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