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Yaw is a tinkerer at heart and delights in figuring out how things work under the hood. He built his first 486 computer when the “Internet” was still running on BBS and dial-ups. He lucked out and was able to keep tinkering with infrastructure platforms powering the Internet throughout his professional career across various gigs in a wide range of sectors. Yaw dabbled in payment networks during his time at MOF, communication networks while he was at Twilio, and now CDN and edge computing at Alibaba Cloud.
Yaw thrives in the world of tech startups. He believes that venture-backed startups (albeit with the right intention and proper execution) are a new way of organizing people and resources to drive technological progress and make the world a better place. Yaw is also a veteran of international expansion and partnerships on both sides of the Pacific. The cultural nuances of doing business across two continents and building products for vastly different user base and infrastructural environments fascinate him.
Yaw is currently the GM of International Product and Business for CDN, Edge Computing, Video and cPaaS under Alibaba Cloud. Gartner ranked Alibaba Cloud as the leading Public Cloud provider in the Asia-Pacific region in 2018. As the product and business leader, Yaw leads several product teams to build global products and drive international business growth.