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Phoebe Yang

General Manager of Health and Life Sciences

AWS, Healthcare

Phoebe Yang is the General Manager of AWS, Healthcare.

Phoebe L. Yang is a trusted C-suite executive, board member, and advisor across digital media, healthcare, entertainment, technology, infrastructure, and consumer industries with some of the world’s most valued and admired companies. She is inspired and driven by the mission of enabling access, affordability, convenience, and excellence through digital transformation.

Having served in two Presidential Administrations in technology and international diplomacy, she is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Recognized for creating clarity in organizational vision amidst rapid disruption, ambiguity, and competing priorities, she builds trust through difficult organizational changes while inspiring transformation and financial growth.

Areas of expertise include:

* Technology, Healthcare, and Digital Consumer Leadership: Recognized expertise creating new products, scaling to new markets, and transforming business models, with special focus on consumer access, value, choice, and convenience, especially amidst digital disruption and leveraging cloud technology and emerging AI/ML platforms.

* Expertise Launching, Go-to-Market, and Scaling New Ventures in the U.S. and Globally: C-suite experience in commercializing and scaling three ventures, including new stand-alone cloud computing healthcare business (60+% YoY growth), population health company (managing $1.5 billion in healthcare spend), and global supply chain JV ($350 million economic value in 3 years).

* Cross-Industry Management and Board Experience with Public and Large Private Companies: Executive or board member of the world’s leading technology, media, and healthcare companies – including Amazon (Fortune 5 technology company) and CommonSpirit (now largest U.S. tax-exempt health system), AOL Time Warner (world’s largest media company), Discovery (world’s largest real-world entertainment company), Ascension (then largest U.S. tax exempt health system), Providence (viewed by Wall Street/peers as one of most innovative U.S. health systems).

* Strong M&A and Operational (Turn-Around) Success: M&A/Corporate Development leadership at two publicly traded companies and led the design and implementation of turn-around for private company’s largest underperforming business (reversing $60-100 million of annual losses over 10 years to $10 million OCF in first year of turn-around), enabling company to go public within 9 months.

Graduated Phi Beta Kappa from University of Virginia and from Stanford Law School where she was President and Editor-in-Chief of the Stanford Law Review.

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