Denis Yip, a resident of Hong Kong and father of two Webb students, Brandon ’18 and Eunice’ 19, was elected to The Webb Schools Board of Trustees in March.
Denis is President of EMC Greater China (recently purchased by Dell) and spent most of his time at work in China. Prior to EMC, Denis held various leadership positions with IBM from 1993 – 2006.
Married to Iris Yip, Denis was educated at Diocesan Boys’ School, a private boys’ secondary school in Hong Kong prior to attending and graduating from Arcadia High School. From there, Denis attended UC Berkeley earning a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science followed by a M.B.A. from Golden Gate University.
Over the past two years, Denis has led two technology fundraising initiatives as a leadership donor and volunteer—which together have raised nearly $1 million in total. In addition, he is the host of our alumni/parent reception in Hong Kong this April.
“It is my great honor to serve on the Board of Trustees and to represent Webb in Greater China. I look forward to doing all I can to contribute to Webb’s growing excellence and reputation in the United States and around the world,” Denis said.
Taylor Stockdale added, “Denis has been committed to Webb from day one. He’s worked tirelessly to help Webb advance its Technology Initiative in Asia and beyond. I’m thrilled he’ll continue this work and still more as a new member of the board.”
Sponsored by the Robert ’53 and MeiLi Hefner Foundation and offered here at Webb to two current students, The Hefner Initiative aims to foster a close and positive relationship between the people of China and the US. This extraordinary 12-day summer program includes travel this year to Beijing and Suzhou—allowing for living/learning opportunities with host students and families.
Shyam Arya '18 and Ellie Canty '18 have been accepted to present a poster at the National American Chemical Society conference in New Orleans in March 2019--an extremely rare honor for high school students.
It’s November 2nd and the College Guidance office is quiet this morning—nothing like the last few days when countless numbers of panicked seniors were popping in to get their essays looked at one last time before pressing “submit.”