Wanda Group was founded in 1988 and is engaged in three key business activities - commercial properties, culture, and finance. Wanda Commercial Properties is the world's largest real estate enterprise and the biggest five-star hotel owner in the world. Wanda Cultural Industry Group, meanwhile, is the largest cultural enterprise in China, and the world's largest cinema operator. The conglomerate is led by Wang Jianlin, who has served as Chairman of the Wanda Group since 1989.
A long-standing heritage in the sport sector
Wanda has a long-standing heritage in the sport sector. Having played a first-hand role in the transformation of Chinese football in 1993, including the establishment of Dalian Wanda F.C. (now Dalian Pro), the Group has had a long affiliation with football. Wanda has also shown a constant support to the development of football in China, with a special focus on the growth of grassroots football through the China’s Future Star Program or numerous grassroots initiatives in hometown Dalian.