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Lianne (Lingyan) Yan

Director of Chinese Business Development

Education & Credentials


Zhejiang University, China

B.A., Tourism Economics, 1985

California University of Pennsylvania

M.B.A., International Business Management, 2000

California University of Pennsylvania

Certificate, Multimedia Technology, 2001

Spoken Languages

  • Mandarin Chinese
  • English

Prominent Assignments

Lianne Yan joined Dickinson Wright as Director of Chinese Business Development in February 2013. Ms. Yan is a high performance individual who has many years of international business development and service experience in both the U.S. and China. Prior to joining Dickinson Wright, Lianne was Executive Vice President of the Detroit Chinese Business Association.

With extensive global business experience, Lianne works with American and Chinese companies to identify China and/or U.S. market opportunities. Utilizing her advanced cross-cultural and bilingual language skills, invaluable experiences gained from her works, and her vast network of accomplished entrepreneurs, affluent investors and senior government officials from both the U.S. and China, gives her a unique position to help facilitate business activities between local and Chinese companies from Chinese investment sources.

Ms. Yan is a member of the International Business Service Advisory Council for Automation Alley and an international advisory board member of the China Association for Science and Technology (National level).

Lianne graduated from the California University of Pennsylvania with her masters degree in International Business Management. She has her undergraduate degree from Zhejiang University in Tourism Economics. She is fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese.

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer at IRS office in Williamsburg, VA (1994-1995)


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