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Kenneth Jarrett

Independent Director

Kenneth Jarrett is an Independent Director on Wanda Sports Group’s Audit, Compensation and Nomination and Corporate Governance Committees.

Mr. Jarrett, who has lived in China for over 20 years, is a Senior Advisor at the Albright Stonebridge Group, based in the firm’s Shanghai office.  Prior to assuming this role, he spent five years as President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, the largest American business chamber in the Asia-Pacific region.  From 2008 to 2013, he was Chairman of Greater China for APCO Worldwide, a public affairs consultancy. 

Before entering the private sector, Mr. Jarrett had an extraordinary 26-year career in public service with the U.S. Government, during which he served as Consul General in Shanghai, Deputy Consul General in Hong Kong and Director of Asian Affairs at the White House National Security Council.  Earlier in his career, he had postings in Beijing, Chengdu and Singapore.

Mr. Jarrett is a member of the China Advisory Council for Cornell University and the National Committee for U.S.-China Relations.  He has also served on Advisory Councils for the Mayor of Nanjing, the Mayor of Wuxi and the Suzhou Industrial Park and is a recipient of the Magnolia Award (Silver) from the government in Shanghai.  Mr. Jarrett is a graduate of Cornell University and holds an MA from Yale University and the National War College.

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