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Jayshree Ullal

Also Known As Jayshree V. Ullal

CEO of Arista Networks

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Jayshree V. Ullal president and CEO of Arista Networks, Inc.(ANET)

Ullal began her career with engineering and strategy positions at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and Fairchild Semiconductor. She was director of internetworking products at Ungermann-Bass for four years before joining Crescendo Communications. At Crescendo, Ullal became vice president of marketing, working with 100-Mbit/s over copper, the first CDDI products and first generation Ethernet switching.

In October 2008, co-founders Andy Bechtolsheim & David Cheriton named Ullal CEO & President of Arista Networks, a cloud networking company located in Santa Clara, CA.

Ullal was named by Forbes magazine as "one of the top five most influential people in the networking industry today" for her work at Arista Networks.

In June 2014, Ullal led Arista Networks to an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ANET.

Jayshree was named one of Barron’s “World’s Best CEOs” in 2018 [6] and one of Fortune’s “Top 20 Business persons” in 2019.

She is married to Vijay Ullal. They have two daughters and live in Saratoga, California. Vijay Ullal, now a venture capitalist and investor, was president and chief operating officer of Fairchild Semiconductor from September 2012, until November 2014. She is also the sister of the late Saratoga City Councilwoman Susie Nagpal, who has a surviving son and daughter. Forbes estimates that Jayshree owns about 5% of Arista's stock, some of which is earmarked for her two children, niece and nephew

Early Life

Jayshree V. Ullal born on March 27, 1961 in London, and raised in New Delhi, India, through her school years. She eventually attended San Francisco State University where she graduated with a B.S. in engineering (electrical). She went on to Santa Clara University where she received a master's degree in engineering management.


  • Graduated with a B.S. in engineering (electrical) - San Francisco State University
  • Master's degree in engineering management - Santa Clara University


  • Arista Networks - CEO
  • Arista Networks - President


One of the 50 Most Powerful People in the 2005 Network World

A Top Ten Executive in VMWorld 2011

A Women of Influence award for Security CSOs in 2008

One of the Top Women in Storage in 2007

Nominated as one of the 20 powerful Women to Watch in 2001 by Newsweek[citation needed]

2001 Innovator and Influencer Award by Information Week[citation needed]

First woman to be awarded the Entrepreneurial and Leadership award, sponsored by Silicon India, in 1999

One of the seven prominent Indian-origin women in the IT industry, according to The Economic Times[

Recipient of the 2013 Santa Clara University School of Engineering Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award[citation needed]

Ranked #2 in Top 25 Disrupters of 2014 list by CRN

Ranked #3 in Top 25 Disrupters of 2015 list by CRN

Ranked #9 in the 30 Most Impressive Female Engineers Alive Today list by Best Computer Science Degrees

EY US Entrepreneur Of The Year Award Winner 2015

World's Best CEOs: Growth Leaders 2018

1 on Masala's MOST INFLUENTIAL Asian Women in America list

Named to Barron's “World's Best CEOs” list in 2018 and 2019.

18 on Fortune's Businessperson of the Year for 2019 list.

Honoured with 8th annual Forbes’ America’s Richest Self-Made Women in 2022.

Member of Silicon Valley Business Journal's first Power 100 list for 2023.

2023 ET Global Indian award winner