EVP - Network & Strategy
Ms. Yali Z. Liu joined Chayora in 2020 as Executive Vice President responsible for network connectivity products and solutions, as well as business strategy being a member of the management board of Chayora, supporting delivery of large scalable high performance data centre campuses in China.
Yali has over 15 years of strategic and operational leadership experience in global internet, cloud and data center development driving transformation supporting business and customer demands worldwide. Yali was Executive Director at Verizon responsible for global network planning, engineering and network product development, leading large geographically dispersed global teams to provide development and operational support for innovative product portfolios while aligning technology strategy with business and financial objectives.
2014-19, Yali was Vice President of ChinaCache responsible for global business development. She was instrumental in driving carrier-neutral data center and building the first internet exchange (CHN-IX) in mainland China for more effective regional connectivity among cloud and data service providers and ISPs.
Yali holds B.S. in Mathematics from Peking University, MBA from University of Dallas, and M.S. in Computer Sciences from University of Texas in Dallas. Yali has a US patent in Internet technology, and is an advisory board member of the Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC).
Chayora Limited, headquartered in Hong Kong, is wholly-owned by Chayora Holdings Limited, a Cayman Island-based company. Chayora develops hyperscale, world-class designed and operated, scalable data centres and data centre campuses in China. Chayora serves global Fortune 500 companies and premium Chinese data centre operators offering cloud services, ICT services, financial services or other services offerings dependent on intensive, high quality data centre infrastructure in China.