Yale SOM Supporter Jane Jie Sun of Ctrip Discusses Global Strategy in WSJ Interview

Jane Jie Sun, a major supporter and advisor of Yale SOM and the CEO of the China-based travel site Ctrip.com, discusses the company’s strategy for expansion in an interview published in the Wall Street Journal on June 13.

Sun was named CEO of Ctrip in November 2016, after serving in a variety of roles there since 2005. She is a member of Yale SOM’s Council of Global Advisors, a group of top global leaders who advise the school on its global strategy, and a member of the advisory committee of Yale Center Beijing. 

According to the WSJ, Ctrip, already China’s biggest travel site, is “challenging Priceline to become the world’s biggest online travel site.” In recent years, the company has acquired the Scotland-based Skyscanner and invested in India’s MakeMyTrip. 

“We are the No. 1 player in the China market,” Sun told WSJ senior editor Yun-Hee Kim. “There is lots of room for us to further penetrate into the second-tier and third-tier cities. In the global space, though, Ctrip is an infant. I think the golden years are yet to come. So we are very excited about the future opportunities.”

Read the Wall Street Journal interview.