Co-Founder, Marvell Technology Group
As the only female co-founder of a global semiconductor company, Weili Dai is considered both a pioneer and a tech visionary -- one whose strategic thinking, business acumen, technical insights and leadership skills have been critical to Marvell's success. Ms. Dai served a pivotal role in creating some of Marvell's most important strategic partnerships and, under her leadership, the company’s technology became integral to many of the world's most important products in the enterprise, communications, mobile computing, consumer and emerging markets. She has also become a driving force in building bridges between the United States and China, particularly in the arenas of education and green technology.
For her contributions to technology and society, Forbes listed Ms. Dai as one of the "World’s 100 Most Powerful Women," and Newsweek named Ms. Dai one of the "150 Women Who Shake the World." In 2013, The Global Semiconductor Alliance honored Ms. Dai -- along with her husband and Marvell co-founder Sehat Sutardja -- with its Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award. She was also named to the prestigious Committee of 100, an organization representing the most influential Chinese Americans.
A firm believer in technology’s capacity to improve the human condition, Ms. Dai is also an active philanthropist. Among other roles, she is a member of the executive committee for TechNet and Bay Area Council, and serves as a Board Director for the disaster relief organization Give2Asia. In recognition of her family’s generosity, the University of California at Berkeley -- her alma mater -- named one of its premier engineering buildings Sutardja Dai Hall, which is home to the university’s Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS).
Ms. Dai holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley.