W. Victor Gao is senior vice president and chief marketing officer for Arrow Electronics, Inc. He leads Arrow’s global brand, customer experience, communications, and corporate social responsibility. Gao also serves as strategy leader for Arrow’s digital and platform business. Prior to Arrow, Gao was vice president of digital for Yell Group plc, a spinoff of British Telecom and Telefónica, based in the United Kingdom. Previously, he served in various leadership capacities at Microsoft and Yahoo!, and spent 14 years in EMEA and the Asia Pacific. Gao is a member of the Aspen Institute, an American nonpartisan education and policy studies group based in Washington, D.C. He holds an MBA degree from the University of Southern California and a BA in Economics from Wesleyan University. He has completed the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab program at MIT and the Blockchain Strategy Programme at University of Oxford.