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Yan Xuan


Yan Xuan

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Life at FGS Global

Serves as a partner of policy advocacy and enables clients in cross-border public affairs, geopolitical risk assessment and mitigation, investments and transactions, and board and C-suite advisory.

Life Pre-FGS Global

Was portfolio company CEOs’ coach and mentor as Operating Partner of private equity firm MBK Partners after having been a senior executive at some of the world’s largest corporations such as Microsoft, Oracle, Qualcomm and Nielsen.

Life Beyond FGS Global

Is passionate about giving back to society by contributing to legal and business education; a die-hard Coach K and Duke Blue Devils basketball fan.

Xuan (“Yan Xuan”) joined FGS Global in fall 2022 to expand its capabilities in cross-border public affairs, geopolitical risk, transaction and board and C-suite advisory.

An experienced private equity professional, he was most recently Operating Partner at North Asia’s largest buyout firm MBK Partners. Prior to that, he was Senior Advisor to the leading European PE/VC company Eurazeo SE.

As a seasoned policy advocate, he worked as a public policy partner with the global law firm Squire Patton Boggs. His prior government, legal and regulatory affairs and corporate compliance experience has included functional leadership roles at Microsoft, Qualcomm, Oracle and AT&T/Lucent.

Yan Xuan’s C – suite experience will be invaluable to FGS’ growth driven clients. He led the exponential growth of talent, corporate reputation, revenue, and profit of two publicly traded U.S. companies as their Greater China President – Nielsen and Scientific Games International, and the restructure and turnaround efforts of one of the largest Chinese education companies as its CEO.

A sought-after Board member, Yan Xuan’s corporate governance experience spans corporate, industry association and non-profit Boards. He chaired compensation and strategy committees and served on audit and compliance committees at US, Hong Kong and mainland China listed companies including Las Vegas Sands, Alibaba Health, Shenhua, and Cambridge Industries. He was an elected Vice Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in China, the largest association of U.S. companies in the world, and was a member of the Board of Directors of USITO, an association of leading U.S. IT companies and an influential IT and trade policy advocacy group. Yan Xuan’s non-profit Board service included Duke Law School and Shanghai Jiaotong University Antai School of Economics and Business Management.

Yan Xuan received his B.A. and J.D. degrees from Beijing Institute of Foreign Languages and Duke University School of Law, respectively. He attended advanced management programs at Harvard Business School and Stanford Business School. Yan Xuan was one of the first recipients of the Richard M. Nixon Scholarship.

Yan Xuan