The KPMG and Applied Materials alumna has led Ctrip (soon to be rebranded as Trip.com Group) since 2016, having previously held a number of positions at China’s largest online travel agency. From the company’s Shanghai headquarters, Sun oversees a public company with a market capitalization approaching $19 billion on the Nasdaq and revenues that were up 16% year-on-year in 2018, to $4.5 billion. Ctrip’s positive financial performance came despite some macroeconomic headwinds: namely, a U.S.-China trade war that Sun says has hindered Chinese tourism to the States. Sun has also prioritized increasing the diversity of Ctrip’s workforce and creating opportunities for women; one-third of Ctrip’s high-level executives are female, and the company has implemented an array of benefits for female employees—including reimbursement of taxi fees for those who are pregnant and financial assistance for those who want to freeze their eggs.
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