I would like to contribute my passion for fostering connections at all levels of business and act as a bridge to promote constructive and sustainable US-China economic relations.
I believe in leveraging global knowledge and skills to advocate for and drive best practice and positive changes in China, and I have a proven track record of effecting such changes.
I have committed to spending time and efforts to support AmCham activities, including my service as co-chair of the Women Professionals Committee of AmCham Tianjin over the past year. During my tenure, I have not only been deeply engaged in planning various WPC programs but also personally attended every event in person.
If elected to the board, my focus will be on strengthening AmCham’s advocacy efforts and enhancing stakeholder engagement. I aim to foster vibrant committee activities and organize social and networking events to further enhance business opportunities. I will place a special emphasis on ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) issues, equity, and initiatives aimed at empowering women.
As an individual member with control over my own schedule, I am confident in my ability to dedicate time to AmCham initiatives and attend all board meetings in person. I am eager to leverage my expertise and contribute to quality dialogue in the AmCham board.
Yali Z. Liu is has extensive knowledge and experience in the telecommunications, Internet, and Data Center industry. Her career at Verizon in the United States spanned 19 years, during which she served as the Executive Director of Global Network Engineering, managing international teams across six continents.
.Since 2014, Yali has spent the majority of her time in China, where she advocated for and drove more effective network connectivity. As Vice President of ChinaCache, she successfully spearheaded the establishment of the first carrier-neutral internet exchange in mainland China.
In 2020, Yali assumed the role of Executive Vice President for Network and Strategy at Chayora Limited, actively contributed to the development of large-scale data center campuses in China.
Complementing her professional achievements, Yali is deeply committed to supporting women and girls in China. She currently serves as Co-chair of AmCham China’s Tianjin Women Professionals Committee (WPC), and she is Co-founder and President of Project Rose Group Limited, an organization focused on empowering women and girls in greater China.
Yali holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics from Peking University, an MBA from University of Dallas, and an M.Sc. in Computer Sciences from the University of Texas. She is also the holder of a US patent in Internet Technology and is Vice-Chair of the Advisory Council of PTC (Pacific Telecommunication Council). Yali was named ”Top 10 Women in Data Centres” by Data Centre Magazine in April 2023.
Beyond her professional life, Yali enjoys hiking, diving, and has a deep appreciation for classical music. She also finds fulfillment in organizing social events. Yali is married and the proud parent of two grown children.