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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chairman and Executive Director
Mr. Yang Yuanqing
, 49, the 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.
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Mr. Zhu Linan
, 51, has been a non-executive director of the Company since April 30, 2005. Mr. Zhu graduated with a Master's degree in Electronic Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and has more than 20 years of management experience. He was a senior vice president of the Group. Mr. Zhu is currently a director, president and member of executive committee of Legend Holdings Limited, the controlling shareholder of the Company. He is also a non-executive director of Peak Sport Products Co., Limited (HKSE listed).
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Mr. Zhao John Huan
, 50, has been a non-executive director of the Company since November 3, 2011. Mr. Zhao holds a Master's degree in business administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, dual Master's degrees in Electric Engineering and Physics from Northern Illinois University and a Bachelor's degree in Physics from Nanjing University. He is currently a director, executive vice president and member of executive committee of Legend Holdings Limited, the controlling shareholder of the Company and the president of Hony Capital Limited.
Mr. Zhao was a director of Jiangsu Phoenix Publishing & Media Corporation Limited (Shanghai Stock Exchange listed) and an independent director of Gemdale Corporation (Shanghai Stock Exchange listed). Besides, he currently holds the following directorship; a director of Simcere Pharmaceutical Group (NYSE listed), an executive director of CSPC Pharmaceutical Group Limited and non-executive director of Wumart Stores, Inc., China Glass Holdings Limited, Chinasoft International Limited and New China Life Insurance Company Ltd. (all HKSE listed).
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Independent Non-Executive Directors
Mr. Ting Lee Sen
, 71, has been an independent non-executive director of the Company since February 27, 2003. Mr. Ting has extensive knowledge and experience in IT industry. He is currently the managing partner of WR Hambrecht Ventures I and II and an independent board member of NeoPhotonics Corporation (NYSE listed). He is also a former corporate vice president of Hewlett-Packard Company, where he worked for more than 30 years. Mr. Ting holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Oregon State University and graduated from the Stanford Executive Program at Stanford University.
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Dr. Tian Suning
, 50, has been an independent non-executive director of the Company since August 2, 2007. Dr. Tian holds a Ph.D. in natural resource management from Texas Tech University and a M.S. degree in ecology from Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is the founder and chairman of a Chinese focused private equity fund China Broadband Capital Partners, L.P.. He held various senior positions in China Netcom Group Corporations (Hong Kong) Ltd. (HKSE and NYSE listed) from 2004 to 2007. He was the chief executive officer of China Netcom Corporation Ltd. from 1999 to 2004 and was a vice chairman of PCCW Ltd. (HKSE listed) between 2005 and 2007. From 1993 till 1999, he was co-founder and CEO of AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. (NASDAQ listed) of which he is now a board member. He is currently an independent non-executive director of MasterCard Incorporated (NYSE listed) and Taikang Life Insurance Company Ltd. In addition, he is a non-executive director of China Jiuhao Health Industry Corporation Limited (HKSE listed).
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Mr. Nicholas C. Allen
, 58, has been an independent non-executive director of the Company since November 6, 2009. Mr. Allen received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics/Social Studies from Manchester University, United Kingdom. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Allen has extensive experience in accounting and auditing and was a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers until his retirement in June 2007. Mr. Allen is also an independent non-executive director of CLP Holdings Limited and Hysan Development Company Limited (both HKSE listed), an independent non-executive director of VinaLand Limited (London Stock Exchange AIM listed) and Texon International Group Limited.
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Mr. Nobuyuki Idei
, 75, has been an independent non-executive director of the Company since September 28, 2011. Mr. Idei holds a Bachelor's degree in political science and economics from Waseda University in Tokyo. He is founder and chief executive officer of Quantum Leaps Corporation, a consultancy company he founded in September 2006. Until retiring in June 2005, for more than a decade, Mr. Idei held a wide variety of leadership positions at Sony Corporation (Tokyo Stock Exchange, Osaka Securities Exchange, NYSE and London Stock Exchange listed), including chairman and group chief executive officer. He was also the chairman of Sony's advisory board from June 2005 to June 2012. Mr. Idei currently serves on the boards of directors of Accenture plc (NYSE listed), Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ listed) and FreeBit Co., Ltd. (Tokyo Stock Exchange listed). Mr. Idei is also chairman of the National Conference on Fostering Beautiful Forests in Japan.
He has served on the boards of directors of Nestlé S.A., Electrolux and General Motors Company and also served in a number of other advisory positions including as counselor to the Bank of Japan, vice chairman of Nippon Keidanren (Japan Business Federation) and chairman of the IT Strategy Council, an advisory committee to Japan's Prime Minister.
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Mr. William O. Grabe
, 75, has been re-designated as an independent non-executive director of the Company since February 8, 2012. He was appointed as the lead independent director of the Company on May 23, 2013. Prior to that, he was a non-executive director of the Company since May 17, 2005. Mr. Grabe is an advisory director of General Atlantic LLC. He formerly served as a managing director of General Atlantic LLC and has been associated with General Atlantic Group since 1992. Prior to that, he served as the vice president and corporate officer of IBM. Mr. Grabe is also a director of the following listed companies: Gartner Inc. (NYSE listed), Compuware Corporation and Convisint Corporation (both NASDAQ listed).
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Mr. William Tudor Brown
, 55, has been appointed as an independent non-executive director of the Company on January 30, 2013. Mr. Brown is a Chartered Engineer and holds an MA (Cantab) Degree in Electrical Sciences from Cambridge University. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. He was awarded as Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) on June 15, 2013. Mr. Brown was one of the founders of ARM Holdings plc (London Stock Exchange and NASDAQ listed). In ARM Holdings plc, he served as an engineering director from 1993 and chief technical officer from 1997 to October 2000, executive vice president for global development from October 2000 to October 2001, and chief operating officer from October 2001 to July 2008. He had responsibility for developing high-level relationships with industry partners and governmental agencies and for regional development. He served as a director at ARM Holdings plc from October 2001 to May 3, 2012 and became president of ARM Holdings plc in July 2008. He also served as director of ARM Ltd. since 1993. Before joining ARM Holdings plc, he was principal engineer at Acorn Computers Ltd., working exclusively on the ARM research & development programme since 1984.
Mr. Brown is currently an independent non-executive director of Tessera Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ listed) and Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (NYSE and HKSE listed). He was a non-executive director and a senior independent director of ANT plc (London Stock Exchange listed) until his retirement from these positions in February 2013. He served on the UK Government Asia Task Force until May 2012. He also sits on the advisory board of Annapurna Labs.
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Ms. Ma Xuezheng
, 61, has been re-designated as an independent non-executive director of the Company on November 7, 2013. Prior to that, she was an executive director, chief financial officer and non-executive Vice Chairman of the Company at different time from 1997 to 2003 and held directorships in various subsidiaries of the Company. Ms. Ma holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Capital Normal University. She is currently chairman of Boyu Capital Advisory Company Limited and a non-executive director of the Securities and Futures Commission. Besides, she is also a non-executive director of Wumart Stores, Inc. and STELUX Holdings International Limited (both HKSE listed), the non-executive director of Unilever N.V. (NYSE and Euronext Amsterdam listed) and Unilever PLC (NYSE and London Stock Exchange listed).
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Updated: November 15, 2013