|Full Name||Jayshree Vedantham Ullal|
|Other Name(s)||Jayshree G Ullal, J Ullal, G Ullal, V Ullal|
|Famous for||Being a self made Billionaire|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 6”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 60 kg
in pounds- 132 lbs
|Eye Colour||Light Brown|
|Awards, Honours, Achievements||• E&Y’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” in 2015
• Barron’s “World’s Best CEOs” in 2018
• One of Fortune’s “Top 20 Business persons” in 2019
• SFSU Alumni Awards in 2013
• SCU Alumni Awards in 2016
• A Top Ten Executive in VMWorld 2011
• A Women of Influence award for Security CSOs in 2008
• Nominated as one of the 20 powerful Women to Watch by Newsweek in 2001
• Innovator and Influencer Award by Information Week in 2001
• First woman to be awarded the Entrepreneurial and Leadership award, sponsored by Silicon India, in 1999
• Recipient of the 2013 Santa Clara University School of Engineering
• World's Best CEOs: Growth Leaders 2018
• Named to Barron's “World's Best CEOs” list in 2018 and 2019
• 18 on Fortune's Businessperson of the Year for 2019 list
Note: She has various awards and allocates associated to her name.
|Date of Birth||27 March 1961 (Monday)|
|Age (as of 2021)||60 Years|
|Hometown||New Delhi, India|
|School||Covent of Jesus & Marry, New Delhi|
|College/University||• San Francisco State University
• Santa Clara University
|Educational Qualification||• Bachelor's degree in Electrical engineering at San Francisco State University
• Master's degree in Engineering Management at Santa Clara University Forbes
|Relationships & More|
|Marriage Date||15 May|
|Husband/Spouse||Vijay Ullal (Businessman)
|Children||Daughter(s)- Adeeti Ullal and Tarini Ullal
|Parents||Mother - Nirmala Vedantham
Father - Sudarajan Vedantham (Physicist)
|Siblings||Sister- Susie Nagpal (Died of Lung Cancer in 2010)
|Net Worth (approx.)||1.5 Billion Dollars (1,09,45,53,75,000 Indian Rupees)Forbes|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Jayshree Ullal
- Jayshree Ullal is an Indian-American entrepreneur and is known to be a self-made businesswoman. She is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Arista Networks.
- She was born and brought up in London for the initial 5 years of her age and then went to New Delhi, India. Later, she shifted to the US when her father secured a new job there. Her father was one of the key founders of the Indian Institutes of Technology, a group of higher -education centres established after India’s independence from England in 1947 to train scientists and engineers.
- In the 1980s, Jayshree began her career by working in a semiconductor company, designing high-speed memory chips for IBM and Hitachi. In 1983, the networking company was at its peak. Thereafter, she developed an interest in marketing. In 1988, she moved on to Ungermann-Bass, a company that made 40 million dollars a year by developing and selling networking products. Ungermann-Bass was at a competition with Cisco in its early stages of development. Later, Ullal decided to join a startup company, Crescendo Communications, that was purchased by Cisco Systems. At Cisco, Ullal looked after the company’s business in key enterprise markets including wiring closet switching, datacenter backbone for increasing layer 2-3 convergence, and Customer Premise Equipment for remote WAN access. She led Cisco to the top position in LAN switching to drive efforts to ensure it as a leading company. She hiked the company’s switching business to 5 billion dollars in annual sales. While at Cisco, she also oversaw more than 20 mergers and acquisitions and turned out to become senior vice president of Data Center & Switching and then later, left in 2008.
- In October 2008, co-founders Andy Bechtolsheim & David Cheriton announced Ullal CEO & President of Arista Networks, a cloud networking company located in Santa Clara, California. Initially, it was a four-year-old company that she helped transform into a world leader in networking technology. At the time of her joining, Arista lacked in revenues and had less than 50 employees in the company.
- In June 2014, she led the company to a notable and successful IPO, extending the Arista business from 2.7 billion dollars to the 20 billion dollars market capitalisation on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ANET. Arista is a cloud networking company responsible for the deployment of 10/25/40/50/100 Gigabit Ethernet networking in the data centre.
— Arista Networks (@AristaNetworks) June 10, 2014
- She has earned a rank in the Forbes list of America’s 60 richest self-made women. In an interview, talking about her success as a businesswoman, she said,
You need to be tenacious and never give up, despite setbacks. Being a female in a male-dominated technology sector has not been a barrier in rapid and innovative industries like high tech. Talent is deeply appreciated and as women, we bring complementary instincts and intuition.”
- Jayshree lost her younger sister Susie who was fighting with lung cancer, and she describes it as one of the biggest challenges of her life. She also started a family foundation, SITA, in the honour of her younger sister. In an interview, while expressing the loss of her sister she quoted,
My sister Susie lost her battle with lung cancer at the age of 46. I worked by her bedside for months and one of the most valuable lessons she taught me was to deeply appreciate our lives and the connections we make. After Susie’s passing, our family started the SITA foundation for Women which works to fund women internationally in pursuing education, particularly in regions where access to schools can be challenging. SITA also funds cancer research.”
- According to the Forbes magazine, Jayshree is named as “one of the top five most influential people in the networking industry ” for her work at Arista Networks. Elaborating her business experience, in an interview, she said,
Decisions in Silicon Valley are based on results and talents. My background and sex have never been limitations.”
- Jayshree Ullal is counted among the 72 self-made women billionaires on the planet through her 5% stake in the company, some of which is set apart for her two children, niece and nephew.
- On 14 January 2012, Jayshree Ullal and Vijay Ullal performed a duet “Zoobie Doobie” at the Saratoga’s Got Talent.