Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Company introduction, history and CEO


Introduction of history
Lenovo Group Limited is today the fourth largest personal computer manufacturer in the world, after Hewlett-Packard and Dell of the US, and Acer of Taiwan. Lenovo produces desktops, laptops, servers, handheld computers, imaging equipment, and mobile phone handsets. Lenovo also provides information technology integration and support services, and its QDI unit offers contract manufacturing. Lenovo also offers Internet access through its FM365.com portal. Its executive headquarters are located in Beijing, People's Republic of China and in Morrisville, North Carolina, USA. It is incorporated in Hong Kong.

CEO
YANG Yuanqing
Chairman of the Board

Yang Yuanqing is chairman of the board of Lenovo Group Limited. Prior to assuming his current position, he was the president and chief executive officer of Lenovo. Mr. Yang joined Lenovo in 1989 and became CEO in 2001. 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 by BusinessWeek magazine as one of the "Stars of Asia," 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.

William J. AMELIO
President and Chief Executive Officer

William J. Amelio is president and CEO of Lenovo Group Limited. Mr. Amelio joined Lenovo from Dell Inc. where since 2001 he served as senior vice president, Asia-Pacific and Japan, with responsibility for strategy and operations across the region. During his tenure, sales more than doubled in the region and service levels improved significantly, as measured by third-party customer satisfaction metrics. From 2000 until 2001, Mr. Amelio was executive vice president and chief operating officer of NCR Corporation's Retail and Financial Group, one of its two businesses.
From 1997 to 2000, Mr. Amelio was with Honeywell International Inc. and its predecessor, AlliedSignal Inc., where he was president and CEO of Honeywell’s transportation and power-systems divisions, and head of the turbocharging-systems business at Allied Signal. Under Mr. Amelio, the turbocharging-systems business doubled in revenues to more than $1 billion, implemented Six Sigma and SAP, and successfully integrated acquisitions. From 1979 to 1997, Mr. Amelio was with IBM, where he held a wide range of senior management positions, including general manager of Operations for IBM’s Personal Computing Division.
Mr. Amelio has a master's degree in Management from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University.

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