As President and CEO of Arista for over a decade, Jayshree Ullal is responsible for Arista’s business and thought leadership in cloud networking. She led the company to a historic and successful IPO in June 2014 from zero to a multibillion-dollar business. Formerly Jayshree was senior vice president at Cisco, responsible for a $10B business in data center, switching, and services. With more than 30 years of networking experience, she is the recipient of numerous awards, including E&Y’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” in 2015, Barron’s “World’s Best CEOs” in 2018, and one of Fortune’s “Top 20 Business Persons” in 2019. Jayshree holds a B.S. in engineering (electrical) from San Francisco State University and an M.S. in engineering management from Santa Clara University. She has received the Distinguished Alumni Award from each of her alma maters.
Year appointed: 2008