Yali is Co-founder and President of Project Rose Group Limited and Co-chair of AmCham China, Tianjin Women Professionals Committee (WPC).
Yali spent 19 years with Verizon in the US, was Executive Director of Global Network Engineering managing teams across six continents around the globe. Since 2014, Yali spent most of her time back in China, advocating and driving more effective network connectivity while as Vice President of ChinaCache, successfully built the first carrier-neutral internet exchange in mainland China. Yali joined Chayora Limited in 2020 as Executive Vice President responsible for Network and Strategy, supporting delivery of large-scale data center campuses in China. Her latest initiative at Project Rose Group Limited is to drive meaningful and positive transformation in the lives of women and girls in greater China.
Yali holds B.Sc. in Mathematics from Peking University, MBA from University of Dallas, and M.Sc. in Computer Sciences from University of Texas. Yali has a US patent in Internet technology and is Vice-Chair of the Advisory Council of PTC (Pacific Telecommunication Council) since 2022. Yali was named ”Top 10 Women in Data Centres” by Data Centre Magazine in April 2023.
Yali enjoys hiking, diving, classical music, and organizing social events. Yali is married with two grown children.