I would like to contribute my passion for connecting people, within the AmCham business community and with governments of China and U.S., which I believe will pave the way for promoting and rebuilding constructive and sustainable bilateral economic relations.
I believe in leveraging global views, knowledge, and skills to advocate best practice and drive changes in China. I have a proven record of driving such changes – I built the first Internet Exchange in China.
If elected to the Board, I will focus on strengthening AmCham’s advocacy efforts and stakeholder engagement. Also, I will push for enhanced committee activities and social networking events to broaden business opportunities for member companies.
I am also keen to leverage my expertise to contribute to quality dialogue and decision making in the AmCham Board. I will be more than honored to represent AmCham externally especially when it comes to matters relating to cyber security, AI, or other critical ICT topics.
Yali is a veteran and corporate leader in the ICT (Information Communications Technology) industry.
Yali spent 19 years with Verizon, served as Executive Director of Global Network Engineering managing teams in 30+ countries, consistently fostered strategic partnership and managed vendor negotiations in 70+ countries that lead to network product expansion, advancing Verizon’s market positioning. This includes successful partnership with the Chinese operators in building US-China submarine cables and enterprise customer networks.
Since 2014, Yali has spent most of her time in China, advocating and driving more effective network connectivity for business customers. When she worked for ChinaCache as Vice President, she successfully built the first ever carrier-neutral internet exchange in mainland China, which led to the Chinese government beginning to support the deployment and development of Internet Exchange in the country.
Yali is currently an Executive Vice President of Chayora responsible for Network and Strategy, supporting the delivery of large-scale data center campuses in China.
Yali holds B.Sc. Mathematics (Peking University), MBA (University of Dallas), M.Sc. Computer Sciences (University of Texas).
Yali owns a US patent in Internet technology and is Vice-Chair of the advisory council of Pacific Telecommunication Council (PTC).
Yali enjoys hiking, diving, classical music, and organizing social events. Yali is married with two grown-up children.