Jerry Yang, a Taiwanese native raised in San Jose, Calif., co-created the Yahoo Internet navigational guide in April 1994 with David Filo and co-founded Yahoo Inc. in April 1995. He was appointed chief executive officer of the company in June 2007, and stepped down in November 2008.
Mr. Yang, a leading force in the Internet media industry, has been instrumental in building Yahoo into the world's most highly trafficked Web site and one of the world's most recognized brands. Since the company's founding, Mr. Yang has been a key member of the executive management team. His focus at Yahoo over the years has included corporate strategy, Yahoo's technology vision, strategic business partnerships and international joint ventures, and recruiting key talent. In addition to serving on the Yahoo Board of Directors, Mr. Yang... See More