Kathy Yao

Senior Director, Graduate and Leadership Development, Asia Pacific, Oracle






Ms. Kathy Yao is currently heading Oracle’s Asia Pacific Graduate Program, focusing on attracting, cultivating, and retaining millennial sales and leadership talent for the company. She also heads up Oracle Women’s Leadership Community in Hong Kong, driving diversity & inclusion initiatives in Hong Kong and across Oracle Asia Pacific.

Kathy joined Oracle in 2006 following Oracle’s acquisition of Siebel Systems, and held several leadership roles in the Market Development Group for Greater China and Asia Pacific. She built a talented and motivated team, and delivered consistent pipeline and revenue growth for the business across Oracle’s full portfolio of solutions.

Prior to Oracle, Kathy worked for Siebel Systems and Hewlett-Packard in various capacity and locations globally, including Marketing, Alliances, and Commercial Services in Asia Pacific, EMEA, and the United States. She possesses broad international experience and is passionate about developing new markets and driving new initiatives.

Kathy holds an MBA in Information Technology and Business Transformation from the MIT Sloan School of Management, and a BA in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley.

The MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge to become Economic Prosperity Challenge in 2020