Santa Clara University

MSIS Board of Advisors: Lars Rabbe

Senior Vice President, Engineering
Chief Information Officer, Yahoo!

Lars Rabbe joined Yahoo! in June 2003 as Chief Information Officer, responsible for the overall strategic direction and execution of Yahoo!'s global information technology infrastructure. Prior to joining the company, Rabbe served as senior vice president and CIO of Redback Networks, and held a variety of vice presidential and CIO positions within four divisions at Lucent Technologies.

Reporting to Executive Vice President and CTO Farzad Nazem, Rabbe leads Yahoo!'s information technology professionals, overseeing the company's corporate enterprise applications, internal corporate networks, billing, and desktops.

A seasoned IT executive with nearly 30 years of technology management experience in the financial services, retail, and software/hardware sectors, Rabbe has held positions with Redback Networks, Lucent Technologies, Fidelity Investments and NeXT Computer, overseeing employees in 50 countries with budget responsibilities exceeding $1 billion. Rabbe holds both a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark.

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