Yanbing Li

Senior VP and GM, Storage and Availability Business Unit, VMware


Yanbing Li is senior vice president and general manager of the Storage and Availability Business Unit at VMware. As a leader, Yanbing has the whole package. She is smart, articulate, strategic, and poised. Although she has an impressive academic pedigree, she values problem-solving skills and results more than classroom knowledge. Raised in China with engineer and doctor parents, she loved and excelled at STEM subjects since a young age. Yanbing came to the United States for graduate studies, and started her career as a research scientist in Silicon Valley after graduating from Princeton University with a PhD in electrical and computer engineering. She later returned to China as a VMware employee for five years. China provided a fruitful environment for her to develop and hone her leadership abilities. Now back in the United States, Yanbing is both ambitious and confident; she considers confidence an important trait to be taken seriously as a woman leader in technology.