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We aspire to be more than just a leading personal technology company, but to be a company that is known, admired and respected around the world." – Yuanqing Yang, Chairman and CEO

 

 

Management

 


  • Gianfranco LANCI
    Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer; President, EMEA and Asia Pacific Mature Markets

  • LIU Jun
    Executive Vice President; President, Mobile Business Group

  • WONG Wai Ming
    Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

  • Gerry P. SMITH
    Executive Vice President; President, Enterprise Business Group and Americas

  • Dr. Peter HORTENSIUS
    Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

  • CHEN Xudong
    Senior Vice President, Lenovo President, Lenovo China and Asia Pacific Emerging Markets

  • HE Zhiqiang
    Senior Vice President; President, Ecosystem and Cloud Services Business Group

  • QIAO Jian
    Senior Vice President, Human Resources

  • David ROMAN
    Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

  • WANG Xiaoyan
    CIO & Senior Vice President, IT & BT; Senior Vice President, WW Services

  • Jay CLEMENS
    Senior Vice President, Legal

  • Aymar de LENCQUESAING
    Senior Vice President; President, EMEA

 

 

 

 

 

YANG Yuanqing
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Yang Yuanqing is Chief Executive Officer and an executive director of the Company and has been appointed as the Chairman of the Board on November 3, 2011. He is also a director and a shareholder of Sureinvest Holdings Limited which holds interests in the issued share capital of the Company. Mr. Yang assumed the duties of chief executive officer on February 5, 2009. Prior to that, he was the chairman of the board from April 30, 2005. Before taking up the office as chairman, Mr. Yang was the chief executive officer and has been an executive director since December 16, 1997. He has more than 20 years of experience in the field of computers. Under his leadership, Lenovo has been China's best-selling PC brand since 1997. Mr. Yang holds a Master's degree from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Science and Technology of China. Mr. Yang is also a guest professor at the University of Science and Technology of China and a member of the New York Stock Exchange's International Advisory Committee.Top
Gianfranco LANCI
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer; President, EMEA and Asia Pacific Mature Markets

Gianfranco Lanci joined the Group in April 2012 and is currently Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, responsible for running Lenovo's global PC business as well as for Lenovo's EMEA region and the Asia Pacific markets of Australia, Japan and New Zealand. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President of the Company and President of the EMEA geography. Mr Lanci has 30 years experience across the PC business, including leadership roles at Texas Instruments and Acer. He was appointed as President of Acer Inc. in 2005 and in 2008 became Chief Executive Officer and President. Under his leadership he led Acer to the #2 position globally and #1 in EMEA whilst recording record profitability for three consecutive years. He holds a degree in engineering from the Politecnico of Turin.Top

LIU Jun
Executive Vice President; President, Mobile Business Group

Liu Jun joined the Group in 1993 and is currently Executive Vice President of the Company and President of the Mobile Business Group responsible for driving Lenovo's rapid growth in smartphones, tablets and smart televisions.

 

Prior to this role, he was Senior Vice President of the Company and President of Lenovo Business Group responsible for driving Lenovo's mainstream consumer/commercial desktop, notebook and tablet businesses and also the growth across the Mobile Internet & Digital Home portfolio including smartphone and smart TV. Before that, Mr. Liu held a broad range of leadership positions in Lenovo including president of the Products Group, Consumer Business Group, Global Supply Chain and Lenovo China. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Automation and an EMBA, both from Tsinghua University and completed executive programs at Harvard University and Stanford University.

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WONG Wai Ming
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Wong Wai Ming is Executive Vice President of the Company and Chief Financial Officer. He was previously an investment banker for more than 15 years and also held senior management position in listed companies in Hong Kong. He was an independent non-executive director of the Company from March 30, 1999 until his appointment to the position of CFO on May 23, 2007. Mr. Wong is a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and holds a Bachelor's degree in Management Sciences from the Victoria University of Manchester, U.K..Top

Gerry P. SMITH
Executive Vice President; President, Enterprise Business Group and Americas

Gerry P. Smith joined the Group in August 2006 and is currently Executive Vice President of the Company and President of the Enterprise Business Group as well as President of the Americas geography. In these roles he oversees Lenovo's fast-growing enterprise business worldwide and Lenovo's overall business in the Americas region.

 

Prior to that, Mr. Smith was Senior Vice President of the Company and President of the Americas geography.  Before that, Mr. Smith was Senior Vice President of Global Supply Chain and is responsible for end-to-end supply chain management encompassing order management, supply planning, procurement, manufacturing, logistics and fulfilment operations. Before joining the Group, Mr. Smith held a number of leadership roles at Dell, including Vice President and General Manager of Notebook Development, of Peripherals Development and of the Display Line of Business. Mr. Smith holds a Bachelor's degree in Finance and Marketing from Pacific Lutheran University.

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Dr. Peter HORTENSIUS
Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Peter D. Hortensius is Senior Vice President of Lenovo and Chief Technology Officer, with responsibilities for Lenovo's innovation centers located around the world. Previously, Dr. Hortensius was President of the Think Business Group which has supply chain and product responsibilities for Lenovo's Think branded product lines. 

 

Prior to this role, he served as President of the Product Group where he managed both the company's commercial and consumer PC product portfolio, and enterprise business. Before that, he was Senior Vice President of Lenovo's Think Product Group where he managed the company's commercial product portfolio and was responsible for increasing market share and profitability in enterprise segments and in new growth areas like small-to-medium business by launching the ThinkPad Edge line of laptops.

 

Dr. Hortensius joined Lenovo in May, 2005 as Senior Vice President for Worldwide Product Development and was appointed Senior Vice President for Lenovo's Notebook Business Unit in October with business and product development responsibilities for all the ThinkPad and Lenovo-branded laptop lines.

 

Before joining Lenovo, Dr. Hortensius spent 17 years with IBM where he was the vice president, Products and Offerings, for IBM's PC Division.  He has extensive expertise in product and technology research and development.

 

Dr. Hortensius holds a Doctorate degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Manitoba in Canada.

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CHEN Xudong
Senior Vice President, Lenovo Group President, Lenovo China and Asia Pacific Emerging Markets

Chen Xudong is senior vice president of Lenovo Group and president for Lenovo China Region and the Asia Pacific Emerging Markets region. Mr. Chen, who oversees Lenovo's business and operations in this geography, has rich experience in sales and marketing, commercial operation, quality management and channel management in the industry and holds an international perspective. Prior to this, he was President of the Lenovo China Region.

 

Mr. Chen joined Lenovo in 1993, and served as various leading roles including Regional Sales, Commerce, Quality, and Channel Management. He was appointed as vice president of Lenovo Group in April 2005, and took charge of Lenovo's channel sales and consumer business for Asia Pacific in 2006. From December 2008 to December 2009, he was responsible for the strategy and operations of Lenovo's Asia Pacific and Russia regions, and then moved to Lenovo's Emerging Market Group. Mr.Chen has served as the general manager of Lenovo China region since December 2009, and was appointed to senior vice president of Lenovo Group in October 2011.

 

Mr.Chen graduated from Peking University with a bachelor's degree in probability statistics in 1989 and a master's degree in the same discipline in 1992. Mr. Chen also holds an EMBA degree from China Europe International Business School.

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HE Zhiqiang
Senior Vice President; President, Ecosystem and Cloud Business Group

He Zhiqiang joined the Group in 1986 and is the Senior Vice President of the Company and President of the Ecosystem and Cloud Business Group, where he leads Lenovo's work to expand its fast growing Ecosystem business, as well as to drive innovation in software for Cloud based applications.

 

Previously, Mr. He served as Chief Technology Officer with responsibility for technology strategy, R&D systems and technology exploration of emerging areas. Prior to that, Mr. He held various leadership positions in Lenovo particularly in overseeing Lenovo's R&D initiatives and systems. Mr. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Communication from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications and a Master's degree in Computer Engineering from the Institute of Computing Technology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

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QIAO Jian
Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Qiao Jian joined the Group in 1990 and is currently Senior Vice President, Human Resources, responsible for human resources, organizational development, global talent, compensation and benefits as well as nurturing the Company's culture. Prior to assuming this position, Ms. Qiao held various senior positions in the Group including senior vice president of Strategy and Planning and vice president of Human Resources in China – both before and after the acquisition of IBM's PC Division. Ms. Qiao has extensive experience in human resources, strategy, marketing and branding. She holds a Bachelor's degree in management science from Fudan University and holds an EMBA from China Europe International Business School.Top

David ROMAN
Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

David Roman is senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Lenovo, responsible for driving all marketing activities for the global personal computer maker.

 

Prior to joining Lenovo, David was vice president of worldwide marketing communications for Hewlett-Packard's Personal Systems Group, responsible for driving advertising, media relations and marketing services. He was responsible for HP's award winning "The Computer is Personal Again" campaign.

 

Before HP, David was vice president of Corporate and International Marketing at NVIDIA. He also held a number of different marketing leadership roles at Apple Computer in Europe, Asia Pacific and the USA. His last Apple role was vice president of worldwide advertising and brand marketing.

 

David graduated from the Queensland University of Technology (Australia) with a degree in Architecture after starting his architectural studies at the Polytechnic of Torino (Italy). He also pursued executive MBA studies at INSEAD in Paris.

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Xiaoyan WANG
CIO & Senior Vice President, IT & BT; Senior Vice President, WW Services

Xiaoyan Wang, senior vice president at Lenovo, was appointed chief information officer in March 2009. She was named senior vice president of world wide services in 2013. She is responsible for Lenovo's service organization as well as information technology strategy and operations including all aspects of Lenovo's global IT infrastructure, business applications development, support and maintenance, as well as information service delivery and security. Under Ms. Wang's leadership, the Information Technology organization is working closely with Lenovo's internal business partners in designing IT strategies, processes and architecture to support Lenovo's Think, Idea, mature and emerging market segments.

 

Ms. Wang joined Lenovo in 1994 and has held several posts including chief administrative officer heading corporate functions such as Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, and corporate administration. She has also led various technical service organizations at Lenovo. Ms. Wang was part of the team that worked on the groundbreaking Lenovo's acquisition of IBM's PC business. Prior to Lenovo, she worked in various areas including R&D engineering, technical service and project management.

 

Ms. Wang holds a master's degree of science in mechanical technology and automation from Beijing Institute of Technology, and an EMBA from China-Europe International Business School (CEIBS).

 

In 1999, Ms. Wang was honored by the Chinese Academy of Science as one of its "Outstanding Women." Ms. Wang is also a trustee of the CEIBS Education Charity organization, which provides financial support for the education of underprivileged children.

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Jay CLEMENS
Senior Vice President, Legal

Jay Clemens, senior vice president and General Counsel at Lenovo, joined the company in 2012.   Jay is responsible for the global legal and compliance functions at Lenovo, and leads a team of approximately 80 legal professionals in 15 countries.  Under Jay's leadership, the Lenovo Legal team has continued to develop into a globally integrated organization with special expertise on legal issues related to the company's PC+ business.   Prior to joining Lenovo, Jay was instrumental in building the in-house legal function at eBay, where he oversaw all commercial, compliance and product issues for the eBay marketplaces business over a period of 12 years.  Prior to eBay, Jay managed international legal affairs at VeriFone, Inc., before and after its acquisition by the Hewlett-Packard Corporation.  He joined VeriFone after working as an associate at Baker & McKenzie, an international law firm, and serving as a law clerk on the U.S. Court of International Trade. 

 

Jay Clemens holds a Juris Doctor from the Harvard Law School and a Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies from Dartmouth.

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Aymar de LENCQUESAING
Senior Vice President; President, EMEA

Aymar de Lencquesaing joined the Group in 2013 and currently is Senior Vice President of the Company and President of the EMEA geography, driving the company's growth across EMEA, which includes more than 120 countries. Prior to that, Mr. de Lencquesaing was vice president for the mobile business in EMEA, laying the foundation for rapid expansion.

 

Before joining Lenovo, he was based in Europe and held numerous global leadership roles at Capgemini, Acer and Packard Bell, where he was CEO. Prior to being in Europe, he spent more than 20 years in the United States, where he held a variety of leadership positions in companies such as Softbank, Ziff-Davis and Tandon, as well as at numerous technology start-ups.

 

Mr. de Lencquesaing is a graduate of the ESSEC business school in France.

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