Mary Yang is currently Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Ciena. Ms. Yang has responsibility for driving Ciena’s overall corporate strategy, including management of the company’s strategic planning process, development of industry trend analyses and competitive market assessments, and initiation and execution of corporate development activities, including mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and related integrations.
Ms. Yang has more than 25 years of experience in technology through a career focused on advising companies on strategic investments, alliance opportunities and global M&A activity. Before joining Ciena, she served as Vice President of Corporate and Business Development at NIO, a leader in the design and development of smart, high-performance electric vehicles. She previously held senior leadership roles in strategy and corporate development at leading communications companies, including Fortinet, Cisco and Nortel.
Ms. Yang holds several academic degrees from Stanford University, including a Juris Doctorate, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Management Science and Engineering, and Bachelor of Arts in Quantitative Economics.