- President and Chief Executive Officer, Yahoo, USA
Marissa Mayer joined Yahoo! as President and Chief Executive Officer in July 2012. Prior to Yahoo!, she was Vice-President of Local, Maps and Location Services at Google. During 13 years at Google, Mayer held numerous positions, including as engineer, designer, product manager and executive, and launched more than 100 well-known features and products. She played an instrumental role in Google Search, leading the product management effort for more than 10 years. During this time, Google Search grew from a few hundred thousand to well over a billion searches per day. Previously, Mayer worked at the UBS Research Lab in Zurich, Switzerland, and at SRI International in Menlo Park, California. She serves on the Board of Directors of Wal-Mart, and is on the board of various non-profits, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Ballet and the New York City Ballet. Mayer graduated with Honours from Stanford University with a BS in Symbolic Systems and an MSc in Computer Science.