Yangming Li is a global affiliate visiting scholar at the Watler H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (Shorenstein APARC) for 2018-19. Li has over 30 years of experience in the IT domain. Most recently, he was the President of Beijing Richfit Information Technology Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of China National Petroleum Corporation. He oversaw 3,000 employees and was responsible for developing and implementing a market-focused, platform-based and internationalize business strategy. He earned his bachelors degree in mathematics from Xiamen University and his MBA from Tsinghua University.