Mr. Yuanqing Yang joined the Lenovo Group in 1989 and has played a key role in Lenovo’s transformation into a US$50 billion global organization with 63,000 employees operating in 180 markets around the world.
Under his leadership Lenovo completed the acquisition of the IBM PC business in May 2005 and the acquisitions of the IBM x86 server business and Motorola Mobility in October 2014. Now, Lenovo is not only the number one PC company in the world but also one of the major players in global server market and smartphone market. Beyond its core business groups, Lenovo also focuses on several transformational areas including Commercial Internet of Things, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and 5G.
Lenovo has been recognized extensively for its leadership and innovation, including in 2019 being ranked #212 on the Fortune Global 500 list, ranked on Fortune’s list of World’s Most Admired Companies and cited as one of Thomson Reuter’s Top 100 Global Tech Leaders. In May 2020 Lenovo was ranked #15 on Gartner’s list of the world’s Top 25 Global Supply Chains.
Mr. Yang has been the recipient of multiple awards and industry accolades. In 2011, Finance Asia voted Mr. Yang the Best CEO in China. In 2004 and 2012, Mr. Yang was named “CCTV China Annual Economic Figure”. He was in Barron's Best CEOs list from 2013 to 2015 and in 2014 won the Edison Achievement Award. In 2020 Mr. Yang was named as one of China’s Most Influential Business Leaders by Fortune (China) magazine.
Mr. Yang was born in Anhui Province of China in November, 1964. He graduated from the University of Science and Technology of China (“USTC”) in 1989 with a Master’s degree in Computer Science. Mr. Yang serves as the deputy to the 13th National People’s Congress of China; a member of the International Advisory Council of Brookings Institute; a board member of Baidu, Inc and TaiKang Insurance Group.
Tue, 23 February
10:00 - 12:30
SNIEC: N4, Auditorium A