Yanbing Li, Ph.D.

Yanbing Li, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President and General Manager, Storage and Availability Business Uni, VMware

Inducted in 2018

Yanbing Li is a globally minded high tech executive with extensive leadership experience in general management and engineering, both in the US and in China. She is the Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Storage and Availability Business Unit (SABU) at VMware. Dr. Li is responsible for the P&L for a rich portfolio of products in software-defined storage, hyper-converged infrastructure (vSAN and VxRail), vSphere storage, data protection, and storage and availability services for the cloud. She leads product development, engineering, and go-to-market of this high growth business at VMware. Under her leadership, SABU became the fastest growing business for VMware in the past two years, with the market-leading product vSAN growing from under $100M annual booking run rate to $600M.

During her ten-year tenure with VMware, Dr. Li has held multiple executive leadership roles including General Manager for vCloud Air Storage, VP of Engineering for Storage, VP of Central Engineering, VP of Continuing Product Development, VP of Global R&D Sites, and Managing Director of China R&D. Prior to VMware, she worked at Synopsys (a leading Electronic Design Automation software maker) for nine years in various research, development, and engineering leadership roles.

Dr. Li holds a Ph.D. degree from Princeton University, a Master's degree from Cornell University, and a BS degree from Tsinghua University (Beijing), in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering. She completed the Stanford Executive Program from Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2014.