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LIU Chuanzhi
Chairman of the Board
 

YANG Yuanqing
Chief Executive Officer
 

Rory READ
President and Chief Operating Officer; Acting President, Latin America
   


Kenneth DIPIETRO
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
         


Milko Van DUIJL
Senior Vice President, Mature Markets
 

LIU Jun
Senior Vice President, IDEA Product Group
     


Michael O'NEILL
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
 

Frances K. O'SULLIVAN
Senior Vice President
THINK Product Group
 

Xiaoyan Wang
SVP, Chief Information Officer Lenovo
 

 


CHEN Shaopeng
Senior Vice President, Emerging Markets
 

Gerry P. SMITH
Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain
 

WONG Wai Ming
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
 

HE Zhiqiang
Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
 
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  LIU Chuanzhi
Chairman of the Board

Liu Chuanzhi is chairman of the board of Lenovo Group Limited. Mr. Liu returned to the position of chairman in 2009 after previously holding that role from the company’s founding in 1984 until Lenovo’s merger with the IBM Personal Computer Division in 2005. Under Mr. Liu’s leadership, Lenovo – originally known as Legend – rose from a small start-up to become the leading PC company in China and then a global company.

Mr. Liu has been named one of the “Twenty-Five Most Influential Worldwide Business Leaders” by Time magazine, one of the “Best Asian Business Leaders” by Forbes, and one of the “Stars of Asia” by BusinessWeek.

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  YANG Yuanqing
Chief Executive Officer

Yang Yuanqing is the chief executive officer of Lenovo, returning to this role in 2009 having held the job from 2001-2005. In between terms as CEO, he served as chairman of the board of Lenovo Group Limited. Mr. Yang joined Lenovo in 1989. Under his leadership, Lenovo has been China's best-selling PC brand since 1997. In 1999, Lenovo ranked as first in PC sales in Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and has maintained this position ever since.

Mr. Yang has been named “Asian Businessman of the Year,” Forbes Asia. He also was named as one of the “Stars of Asia” by BusinessWeek magazine and has been selected by the Chinese media as one of China's "Ten Star Entrepreneurs" and "Ten Most Valuable Managers." He was also named by CCTV as a "Man of the Year" in 2004. He 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 member of the National Youth Association Committee, director of China's Entrepreneurs’ Association, 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.

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  Rory READ
President and Chief Operating Officer; Acting President, Latin America

Rory Read is president and chief operating officer of Lenovo Group Limited. Mr. Read is responsible for driving growth, execution, profitability and performance across a global $16 billion enterprise encompasing 160+ countries. Mr. Read is also acting President of the Latin America Group, driving business across all sectors, including global accounts, large enterprises, SMB and consumer.

Mr. Read has a proven track record for leading substantial business turnarounds and driving gains in share and profitability. Under his leadership in 2007, he led the Lenovo America’s group to a $140M improvement in profit and 14% revenue growth in one year. Before joining Lenovo, Mr. Read had a successful 23-year career at IBM, where he held numerous key executive positions. Most recently he was managing partner for the Global Industrial Sector of Business Consulting Services. Mr. Read also served as executive of Global Business Transformation and Information Technology for IBM’s $45 billion Global Services business. He was vice president, IBM eBusiness Transformation, IBM.com, where he led a business team that produced more than $1 billion in company-wide savings and $21 billion in sales. Prior to that, Mr. Read worked in IBM’s Asia Pacific region as general manager, Business Innovation Services for Asia Pacific. Mr. Read graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems from Hartwick College.

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  Kenneth DIPIETRO
Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Kenneth DiPietro is senior vice president, Human Resources. Mr. DiPietro brings more than 25 years of experience to Lenovo in both human resources and organizational development. Prior to joining Lenovo, he served as a full-time HR consultant to the Lenovo executive staff. Most recently, he served as the corporate vice president, Human Resources, at Microsoft Corporation. In that role, he was responsible for developing strategies and programs to enhance staffing, compensation, benefits, executive development, diversity, and workplace culture for Microsoft worldwide.

Before joining Microsoft in 2003, Mr. DiPietro was vice president of human resources for the Americas at Dell Inc., where he was responsible for all people planning, compensation, staffing, training and executive development. Among his many accomplishments at Dell, he led their efforts to more closely align the company’s HR organization with its business goals and helped transform Dell’s approach to leadership development and talent management. As senior vice president for human resources at PepsiCo, Mr. DiPietro was responsible for an organization that spanned more than 160 countries across 10 business units. While at PepsiCo, he architected and led a business restructuring effort that provided a platform for business turnaround. His responsibilities at PepsiCo encompassed many different functions, including international compensation and benefits, staffing, education and development, and organization planning.

Mr. DiPietro holds a bachelor’'s of science degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University. He is a member of the Center for Advanced Human Resources at Cornell and the Labor Policy Association, is active in various programs directed toward at-risk youth and is an avid cyclist and tri-athlete.

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  Milko Van DUIJL
Senior Vice President, Mature Markets

Milko van Duijl is senior vice president, Mature Markets, overseeing all business in western Europe, the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and Global Accounts, including large enterprises, SMB and consumer.

Prior to that he was president, Lenovo Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and senior vice-president, Lenovo Group. Starting in May 2005, he held the position of the general manager, Lenovo Europe, Middle East, Africa. Mr. Van Duijl held the previous role of vice president, IBM Personal Computing Division EMEA from August 2003 to May 1, 2005. Under his leadership, IBM PCD EMEA achieved a significant turnaround, increased share in its markets and drove profitable growth.

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  LIU Jun
Senior Vice President, IDEA Product Group

Liu Jun is senior vice president, IDEA Product Group, where he oversees product development and portfolio management for the IDEA product line. Before that, he was president of the Consumer Business Group and senior vice president of Lenovo Group.

Previously, Mr. Liu served as senior vice president, Global Supply Chain, where he had responsibility for global procurement, logistics, fulfillment and sales support, supply planning, strategy and manufacturing operations. Before that, he was senior vice president and chief operating officer of Lenovo China, with responsibility for profit/loss and all aspects of the business. Mr. Liu also was the architect of the company's PC supply chain model. He also held a broad range of leadership positions including leader of the Consumer business in China, research and development, corporate strategy, the Desktop PC business unit, and Integrated Supply Chain, giving him extensive experience in IT operations, research, development and marketing.

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  Michael O'NEILL
Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Michael O'Neill is senior vice president and general counsel, and has worldwide oversight for the company's legal, corporate governance, security and government relations activities. Prior to joining Lenovo, Mr. O'Neill was a partner at Howrey LLP, where he led the firm's international business and opened its Brussels office.

Mr. O'Neill worked at Honeywell for 16 years in variety of roles, culminating as vice president and general counsel for Transportation and Power Systems. Before that he served as vice president and general counsel for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Earlier roles included serving as vice president and associate general counsel for Corporate and Human Resources and assistant general for Government Business and Technology Centers. In addition to his legal roles, he served as vice president of Global Contract Management for 10 years. Prior to joining Honeywell, he served as in-house counsel at Westinghouse at the Defense & Electronics Center.

Mr. O'Neill holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Belmont Abbey College, both a law degree and an MBA from the University of Baltimore, and a master's degree in Government Contracting from George Washington University. He also has served on various boards, most recently that of TRW International.

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  Frances K. O'SULLIVAN
Senior Vice President, THINK Product Group

Frances K. (Fran) O’Sullivan is senior vice president, THINK Product Group, with worldwide responsibility for all THINK-branded desktops, notebooks, workstations, displays, peripherals and software. Additional responsibilities include being the North Carolina Senior Site Executive for Lenovo and the Lenovo Corporate Sustainability Executive. Previously, she served as senior vice president and COO of Lenovo International and prior to that she was general manager of IBM’s Personal Computer Division..

Ms. O’Sullivan was with IBM for 24 years, the last 21 of them in the personal computer business. She began her career with IBM with an assignment to NASA’s Space Shuttle Program at Cape Kennedy, Florida. She then transferred to IBM’s PC Division and gained engineering and management expertise in development, manufacturing, procurement, and business operations. Her long association with the PC Division includes general management of ThinkPad worldwide business unit, vice president of ThinkPad worldwide development and consumer desktop development.

Ms. O’Sullivan graduated from the University of Virginia with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and serves on the University of Virginia Engineering Industry Advisory Board. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Technology Association, the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce and North Carolina Coastal Pines Girl Scouts.

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  Xiaoyan Wang
SVP, Chief Information Officer Lenovo

Xiaoyan Wang, senior vice president at Lenovo, was appointed chief information officer in March 2009. She is responsible for Lenovo's 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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  CHEN Shaopeng
Senior Vice President, Emerging Markets

Chen Shaopeng is senior vice president, Emerging Markets, overseeing all business in China, the rest of Asia, the Middle East and Africa, including large enterprises, SMB and consumer. Previously, he was president of Lenovo Greater China and senior vice president of Lenovo Group. In this role, he is responsible for marketing, sales, services and operations throughout China.

Since he joined Lenovo Group in 1993, Mr. Chen has advanced through numerous leadership positions in sales, marketing and channel management, and has consistently achieved outstanding results.

As Lenovo Group's vice president of Marketing Systems, Mr. Chen effectively planned and implemented customer oriented marketing models and strategic structural reforms. He divided the original seven large regions into 18 smaller regions, and cemented front line command and management of regional marketing. These reforms greatly enhanced Lenovo’s ability to provide dedicated service to customers and align products and services to meet customer needs..

As Lenovo Group's vice president of Lenovo China Sales Systems, Mr. Chen successfully launched a new integrated distribution strategy, upgraded the channel system, developed Lenovo’s core competitiveness, and drove record growth for the company.

Mr. Chen graduated in 1992 from Beijing Technology and Business University with a bachelor of Engineering in Computer and Applications. In 2004, he received an EMBA from Tsinghua University.

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  Gerry P. SMITH
Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain

Gerry P. Smith is senior vice president, Global Supply Chain, of Lenovo. He oversees the company’s global procurement, logistics, fulfillment and sales support, supply planning, strategy and manufacturing operations. Before joining Lenovo, Mr. Smith was at Dell Inc. since 1994, where he served most recently as vice president and general manager of the Display Line of Business. In that role he was responsible for all development, procurement and operations worldwide for this unit with $8 billion annual revenue. Concurrently, he led the startup of the Singapore Design Centre and managed its integrated global supply chain. Prior to that, he was vice president of the Worldwide Peripherals Development and Procurement Group, where he helped define and operate the company’s industry-leading global supply chain. Before that he served numerous management assignments, including: vice president and general manager of the Inspiron notebook division, where he led the marketing, design, operations and procurement for consumer notebooks; director of Peripheral Development; director of Storage Procurement; and numerous marketing assignments.

From 1987 to 1993, Mr. Smith worked at Definicon, where he managed sales, marketing, procurement and operations of this technology start-up. Prior to Definicon, Mr. Smith worked as a financial analyst with EDS. Mr. Smith holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Marketing from Pacific Lutheran University.

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  WONG Wai Ming
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Wong Wai Ming is senior vice president and chief financial officer of Lenovo. Prior to his current role, Mr. Wong was an independent non-executive director of the company since 1999. He has more than 15 years of experience in investment banking and was a member of the Listing Committee of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong, Limited.

Mr. Wong holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Sciences from the Victoria University of Manchester, U.K. He is a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

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  HE Zhiqiang
Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

He Zhiqiang (George) is senior vice president and chief technology officer. He is responsible for corporate research and development systems and product chain (research and development) management and oversees the company's research centers in Beijing, China; Raleigh, North Carolina; and Yamato, Japan. Previously, Mr. He was senior vice president, Research and Technology, and the managing director of Lenovo's corporate Research and Development, during which he made significant contributions to Lenovo's R&D initiatives and systems. He joined Lenovo in 1986 after graduating from the Institute of Computing Technology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences with a master's degree in Computer Science.

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