Dubbed “the high priestess of China’s fashion scene” by Forbes magazine, Angelica Cheung is the founding editor-in-chief of Vogue China.
Cheung is an eloquent and engaging speaker who has a unique perspective on the concerns of establishing and maintaining a brand presence in the world’s fastest-growing economy. She had a distinguished career in newspapers, magazines and radio before launching Vogue China, and has been profiled in The Times of London, The Guardian, CNN, BBC television and radio.
The mother of an eight-year-old daughter, she is also regularly speaks on the challenges involved in balancing a high-powered career with a good family life.
Since launching in 2005, the magazine has become the most influential fashion publication in the world’s biggest fashion market, featuring the work of the world’s top photographers, models and stylists. Through Vogue China’s phenomenal influence and integrity, Angelica has garnered unmatched industry clout, respect and admiration.
Cheung is regularly called upon to share her insights into China luxury, and to tell the story of how Vogue China became one of the world’s most respected magazine start-ups. Under Cheung’s stewardship, Vogue China has championed Chinese models and designers, as well as covers featuring internationally-renowned names such as Kate Moss, Victoria Beckham and Kendall Jenner.
The monthly Vogue China boasts an astonishing print readership of 1.3 million. The magazine’s mobile products have another 1.3 million daily users, with more than six million people following on social media. Cheung’s personal account on the widely-read Chinese weibo platform has more than three million followers.
Chef & Restaurateur: A graduate in Law and English Literature from the prestigious Peking (Beijing) University, and holder of an MBA from the University of South Australia, she began her journalistic career in Hong Kong, where she became editor-in-chief of Marie Claire, later moving to Shanghai to take the helm of the Chinese edition of Elle.