Identity：Vice President, Alibaba Media & Entertainment Business Group, Youku Name：Gan Chao Country：China
Gan Chao graduated from Department of Chinese Language and Literature, Fudan University in 2000. He obtained Master of Arts at the University of Bristol and joined Shanghai Media Group (SMG). Gao Chao was previously the General Manager of DocuChina, Director of Documentary Channel, SMG, and President of Yunji Media Co., Ltd.
He is the chief director of documentaries including Last House Standing, The Red Race, Survivor Games, Herbal China, The Great Meal, Turbulent forty years and so on. He has been an acclaimed filmmaker with about 40 awards including the 68th Peabody Award, the Jury Prize of Silverdocs AFI, China TV Golden Eagle Award, the Magnolia Award, GZDOC Grand Award for General Subject, the International Documentary Film Festival of Barcelona, Montreal World Film Festival, Award for Best Documentary of international Documentary Film festival ZagrebDox.
His personal professional honors include: International Documentary Trailblazers Award of MIPTV Cannes Festival, Excellent Documentary Director of China TV Artists Association in 2009, Person of the Year of the 2016 China Documentary Academy Awards, Person of the year of the 2016 China Academy Awards of Documentary Film, 2017 Shanghai Leading Talents.