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CEO of Embattled HNA Detained in China Is a U.S. Citizen

Tan Xiangdong
Tan XiangdongPhotographer: Christopher Goodney/Bloomberg

Tan Xiangdong, the chief executive officer of HNA Group Co. who was detained in China Friday, is a U.S. citizen, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

Tan, who also goes by the name Adam Tan, was held by police in China’s southern province of Hainan for suspected crimes, the company said in a statement late Friday, without providing details of the alleged offenses.