Dr Yu Yi is a Senior Director of Corporate Affairs responsible for global healthcare corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs. He joined Cisco on Nov 2008 to drive Cisco’s strategic Connecting Sichuan CSR program to help the Sichuan Earthquake rebuilding.

Prior to Cisco, Dr Yu was an Industry Partner responsible for the health care consulting and IT services for Global Business Services of IBM Greater China Group. Dr Yu has more than 15 years of industry and management consulting experience in the area of business and IT strategy, financial management and system implementation. He is also an industry thought leader for health economics and policy, hospital management, and public health initiatives. Dr Yu is the main author for IBM Institute of Business Value’s white paper “China Healthcare 2010”. He also served as an advisor for many health and education initiatives of China government agencies.

He got his PhD from Electrical Engineering Department of National University of Singapore in 1998. He has taken postdoctoral training of cell biology of prostate cancer in the Brady Urology Institute of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine under Prof. Donald Coffey. Dr Yu was active in academic research in the areas of information integration, biocomputing and life science. He was also an Adjunct Lecturer in National University of Singapore and a Visiting Professor to Peking University.