Jerry Yang

Independent Director at Workday

Jerry Yang joined Workday’s board of directors in November 2013. Jerry brings to the board deep experience building technology products used by millions of people around the world as well as leadership experience with global organizations, particularly in markets throughout Asia.

Jerry currently works with and invests in technology entrepreneurs through AME Cloud Ventures. He serves as a board observer for Lenovo, vice-chair of Stanford University's Board of Trustees, and director for Monterey Peninsula Foundation. Prior, Jerry co-founded Yahoo! Inc. in 1995 and served on the board of directors and as a key member of the executive management team until January 2012. While at Yahoo!, he led a number of initiatives, including two of the biggest investments in the Internet: Yahoo Japan and Alibaba Group. Jerry served as a director of Yahoo Japan Corporation (TSE:4689) and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. until January 2012; and he was a director of Cisco Systems, Inc. from July 2000 to November 2012.

Jerry holds a Master of Science degree and Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University.


  • Independent Director

    Current role